Badminton Association of India (BAI) chief Himanta Biswa Sarma said that he requested PV Sindhu to represent India in the Thomas and Uber Cup as the nation have the best chance to clinch a medal after getting a favourable draw in tournament.

India shuttler PV Sindhu (BWF Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • PV Sindhu earlier pulled out of Thomas and Uber Cup due to personal reasons
  • BAI chief Himanta Biswa Sarma requested Sindhu to represent India in tournament
  • She has agreed and will prepone her family function: BAI chief

In a good news to badminton fans and the nation in general, ace India shuttler PV Sindhu has agreed to compete in next month’s Thomas and Uber Cup on the request of Badminton Association of India (BAI) chief Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.

Earlier, the Reigning world champion had decided to pull out of the tournament due to personal reasons.

“I have requested @Pvsindhu1 to join the team as we have a favourable draw and have the best chance to take a shot at a medal at the ThomasUberCup,” Badminton Association of India (BAI) chief Biswa Sarma tweeted.

“She has agreed and will prepone her family function so that she can be part of the Indian Team and play for the country,” he added in his tweet.

The Indian women’s team, seeded 5th has been clubbed with 14-time winners China, France and Germany in Group D while the men’s side, seeded 5th like wmen’s, has been placed in Group C alongside 2016 champions Denmark, Germany and Algeria in the draw.

Thomas and Uber Cup will be held in Aarhus, Denmark from October 3 to 11, The prestigious high-profile tournament was originally scheduled to be held from May 16-24 but was postponed to August 15-23 before finally being rescheduled for October due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The BAI has shortlisted 26 Indian shuttlers for the national camp which has begun at Pullela Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad and the final team selection will be done on September 17.





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