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BWF cancels India Open, Hyderabad Open; shifts World Tour Finals from China

The USD 400,000 India Open, which was supposed to be one of the qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympics, was scheduled to be held from May 11 to 16 but was postponed in April due to rising COVID cases in the national capital.
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A detail shot of a shuttlecock and racquet.(Getty Images)
Published on Jun 28, 2021 04:03 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

Chinese trio named in BWF's Hall of Fame

BWF President Poul-Erik Hoyer said the trio are "iconic figures".
Cai and Fu are the only men's doubles pair to have won four world titles(Reuters)
Cai and Fu are the only men's doubles pair to have won four world titles(Reuters)
Published on Jun 02, 2021 02:56 PM IST
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Shuttlers Palak Kohli, Parul Parmar show age no barrier for big dreams

Teenager Kohli and partner Parmar, 31 years her senior, have qualified for doubles in the Tokyo Paralympics
Palak Kohli and Parul Parmar (in the front) during a match.(HT Photo)
Palak Kohli and Parul Parmar (in the front) during a match.(HT Photo)
Published on May 23, 2021 07:38 AM IST
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BWF narrowly retains present 3x21 scoring system

Badminton's scoring system remains unchanged, BWF to continue with three-game format.
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Updated on May 22, 2021 11:32 PM IST
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PTI | ByHT Correspondent, Kuala Lumpur

Sindhu, Michelle Li appointed ambassadors for IOC's 'Believe in Sport' campaign

Sindhu and Li will be working alongside other athlete ambassadors from around the world to raise awareness on the topic of competition manipulation amongst athletes and entourage.
PV Sindhu (L), Canada's Michelle Li (R)(HT Collage)
PV Sindhu (L), Canada's Michelle Li (R)(HT Collage)
Published on May 03, 2021 03:30 PM IST
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ANI | , Tokyo

Russian Open and Indonesia Masters cancelled due to COVID-19

The Russian Open was scheduled in Vladivostok from July 20-25 and Indonesia Masters from October 5-10.
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Representational image - Badminton(HT Archives)
Published on Apr 05, 2021 04:31 PM IST
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PTI | , New Delhi

BWF to vote on change to scoring system post Tokyo Olympics

Badminton's world governing body will vote in May on a proposal to change the sport's scoring system after this year's Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, it said on Saturday.
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Generic Badminton image. (Getty Images)
Published on Apr 03, 2021 08:34 PM IST
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All England badminton: PV Sindhu loses in semis to Thai Pornpawee

  • India's world champion was aiming to cash in on her improved form and a depleted field in Birmingham due to the pandemic.
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File Photo of PV Sindhu(Twitter)
Updated on Mar 20, 2021 06:17 PM IST
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Indian contingent cleared to take part in All England

Three Indian shuttlers and a support staff had tested positive on Tuesday while a few were awaiting confirmation on their inconclusive samples
A match official places a new shuttlecock on a racket during day two of YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships at Birmingham Barclaycard Arena.(Getty Images)
A match official places a new shuttlecock on a racket during day two of YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships at Birmingham Barclaycard Arena.(Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 17, 2021 02:26 PM IST
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PTI | , Birmingham

BWF cancels US Open and Canada Open due to Covid-19

  • The US Open was due to take place from July 6-11 while the Canada Open was slated for June 29 to July 4.
More tournaments continue to be cancelled in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Getty Images)
More tournaments continue to be cancelled in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Getty Images)
Published on Mar 12, 2021 02:01 PM IST
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BWF extends Tokyo Games qualification window to June 15

The Malaysia Open, which was initially scheduled for March 31-April 4, has been pushed back to May 25-30, while April's Malaysia Masters has been postponed until further notice.
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Published on Feb 19, 2021 12:59 PM IST
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Thailand Open: Two support personnel test positive for COVID-19

The BWF further said that the positive results were confirmed on Wednesday after a second test.
A Badminton Association of Thailand official wearing a face mask and shield while cleaning the net as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus(AFP)
A Badminton Association of Thailand official wearing a face mask and shield while cleaning the net as a preventive measure against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus(AFP)
Published on Jan 13, 2021 07:19 PM IST
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India shuttlers look to shake off pandemic blues

  • PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are among players who will feature in the three-leg Asia Series.
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Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 11, 2021 10:31 PM IST
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BWF bans three Indonesian players for life over betting, fixing offences

Five players known to the trio were also found guilty of breaching the governing body’s integrity regulations and were suspended for between six and 12 years. They were fined between $3,000 and $12,000 each.
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BWF logo.
Updated on Jan 08, 2021 01:05 PM IST
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Practice allowed for one hour, no access to physios and trainers: Saina tells BWF

In a series of tweets, Olympic bronze-medallist Saina expressed her displeasure at the restrictions imposed by BWF as part of its COVID-19 protocols for the bio-security bubble.
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File photo of Saina Nehwal of India.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 05, 2021 08:23 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Russia’s Khakimov banned for five years over betting, fixing offences

The BWF opened an investigation against Khakimov after obtaining a statement from a whistleblower, who claimed the shuttler had approached him to manipulate match results at the European Teams Championships held in Feb. 2018.
A detail view of a badminton raquet and shuttlecock.(Getty Images)
A detail view of a badminton raquet and shuttlecock.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 23, 2020 07:55 PM IST
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BWF announces calendar for 1st half of 2021, India Open to be held from May 11

The Olympic Qualifying period for Tokyo will restart next year and the first qualifying tournament will be the Swiss Open from March 2 to 7 followed by German Open from March 9-14.
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Updated on Dec 22, 2020 01:44 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Badminton’s Olympic qualification tournaments announced, India Open in May

Indian shuttlers will have the advantage of playing the last Tokyo Olympics qualification event on home turf as India Open has been now scheduled from May 11-16.
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy(R) and Chirag Shetty of India react after winning a point.(Getty Images)
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy(R) and Chirag Shetty of India react after winning a point.(Getty Images)
Updated on Dec 21, 2020 09:11 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Mauritian badminton player Foo Kune banned for two years by CAS

Foo Kune tested positive for a banned steroid during the 2019 African Badminton World Championships in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, but a Badminton World Federation (BWF) panel ruled she bore no fault or negligence.
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Updated on Dec 16, 2020 03:29 PM IST
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Badminton’s World Junior Championship cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

“With a host for the 2021 already in place...and the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation expected to stretch into next year, postponement was not an option,” read the BWF statement.
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Representational photo. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 04:38 PM IST
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I’m fitter now, waiting to go all out at Denmark Open to test my game: Lakshya

Lakshya Sen of India.(Getty Images)
Lakshya Sen of India.(Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 01:48 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

South Korea, Indonesia latest to withdraw from Thomas & Uber Cup

The two countries join Australia, Taiwan and Thailand in skipping the October 3-11 tournament amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Portrait of the Thomas Cup.(Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 12, 2020 01:02 PM IST
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Jakarta | ByReuters

BWF president remains focussed on fulfilling duties despite suffering from Parkinson’s disease

A day after disclosing to a Danish newspaper that he was “diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease some years ago”, Hoyer decided to come out in open on the personal nature of his health issues.
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Updated on Sep 03, 2020 04:59 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

World champion PV Sindhu pulls out of Uber Cup in Denmark

Sindhu will, however, send her entry for the two Tour events, also in Denmark
PV Sindhu of India in action(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
PV Sindhu of India in action(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 02, 2020 08:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

BWF SOPs direct players to undergo at least one mandatory test per event

A day after launching the readjusted international calendar, the governing body published its safety protocols and operating procedures document and protocols as it looks “to create the safest possible environment for all stakeholders”.
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Badminton generic image(Image Credit: BWF)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 06:19 PM IST
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India Open, Syed Modi International cancelled due to Covid-19

India Open and Syed Modi International cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in Badminton World Federation’s revised calendar, news agency PTI reported.
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: A match official places a new shuttlecock on a racket during day two of YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships at Birmingham Barclaycard Arena on March 8, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: A match official places a new shuttlecock on a racket during day two of YONEX All England Open Badminton Championships at Birmingham Barclaycard Arena on March 8, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)(Getty Images)
Updated on Aug 27, 2020 05:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

BWF cancels all September events, postpones restart

After consultation with the hosts, the BWF scrapped the Taipei Open (September 1-6), Korea Open (September 8-13), China Open (September 15-20) and Japan Open (September 22-27).
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Representational photo. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 29, 2020 01:49 PM IST
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BWF cancels Swiss Open and European Championships due to COVID-19 pandemic

“There are further changes to the status of badminton tournaments this year with the YONEX Swiss Open 2020 and 2020 European Championships now cancelled,” the Badminton World Federation said in a release.
A detail shot of a shuttlecock and racquet during day two of the BWF World Badminton Championships.(Getty Images)
A detail shot of a shuttlecock and racquet during day two of the BWF World Badminton Championships.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 10, 2020 05:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com | Edited by Yash Bhati

World Junior Championships rescheduled to January next year: BWF

The prestigious event will be preceded by the World Junior Mixed Team Championships with the BWF scheduling it from January 11 to 16.
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Updated on May 29, 2020 12:39 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Karan Prashant Saxena

Tokyo qualification period extended in badminton

With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting the international calender, BWF was unable to complete the last six weeks of its one-year qualifying period, which ended on April 28.
A detail shot of a shuttlecock and racquet during day two of the BWF World Badminton Championships.(Getty Images)
A detail shot of a shuttlecock and racquet during day two of the BWF World Badminton Championships.(Getty Images)
Updated on May 27, 2020 11:48 PM IST
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