Kolkata: The Badminton Association Of India(BAI) announced on Thursday (September 10), that top players like PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Saina Nehwal have been named in the 20-member Indian squad for the Thomas and Uber Cup in Denmark. Sindhu and Srikanth will lead the squad.
Former world no.1 Srikanth will be accompanied by the 2014 Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap and Lakhshya Sen. While the Thomas Cup is the World Championship for men, the Uber Cup is for women. India has never won either of the Thomas or Uber Cup, a biennial event.
🇮🇳's preparatory camp for #ThomasandUberCup has been cancelled.
"With the SOP implemented and quarantine procedures followed, there will not be enough time to conduct a camp," said #BAI General Secretary Ajay Singhania.
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— BAI Media (@BAI_Media) September 10, 2020
“The selected players have been asked to submit fitness certificate by September 17 and players have been advised to train on their own and keep BAI updated on their regular fitness and training status,” BAI said. “Team departure will be intimated to the players in due course of time once everything is finalized.”
Thomas Cup: Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap, Lakshya Sen, Subhankar Dey, Siril Verma, Manu Attri, B. Sumeeth Reddy, MR Arjun, Dhruv Kapila, Krishna Prasad Garaga.
Uber Cup: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Aakarshi Kashyap, Malvika Bansod, Ashwini Ponnappa, N. Sikki Reddy, Pooja Dandu, Sanjana Santosh, Poorvisha S. Ram, Jakkampudi Meghana.
Denmark Open and Denmark Masters: Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal, Lakshya Sen, Ashwini Ponnappa, PV Sindhu, N. Sikki Reddy.