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The Indian began brightly to win the first game, but lapsed into errors against a familiar foe as the Thai player won the semi-final in three games
Lakshya next faces a tough outing as he faces Thai second seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn for a place in Sunday’s final
Thailand scrapped all travel curbs in July as local Covid cases fell and most businesses returned to normal operations, helping draw tourists who were mostly absent in the previous two years.
Published on Nov 05, 2022 01:50 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi
The sixth seeded Indian prevailed 21-15 20-22 21-13 over second seeded Japanese in 51 minutes to set up a clash with Olympic champion Chen Yu Fei of China.
The gradual reopening of nightlife entertainment venues marks an end of some of the toughest pandemic-era restrictions and is seen as key to luring more foreign tourists in the June-September period, considered a low season for Thai tourism.
Published on May 20, 2022 03:37 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi
Srikanth, seeded eighth, gave a walkover to his Irish rival Nhat Nguyen. The reason for his withdrawal is not yet known.
Published on May 19, 2022 06:29 PM IST
PTI | , Bangkok
Russians were the largest group of travellers to Thailand in January and top applicants for new visas under a quarantine-free entry program relaunched last month.
Published on Mar 02, 2022 05:05 PM IST
The return of Chinese and Malaysian tourists, the largest groups of visitors to the Southeast Asian nation before the pandemic, is seen by the industry as key to a sustainable rebound.
Published on Feb 07, 2022 01:18 PM IST
Starting Tuesday, vaccinated foreign tourists can enter Krabi, Phang Nga, and Koh Samui in addition to Phuket under the so-called sandbox program that won’t require them to go through quarantine, provided they spend at least a week in these destinations.
Published on Jan 11, 2022 01:41 PM IST
Authorities shut the whole of Maya Bay to the public in 2018, saying coral reefs and beach areas had been damaged by constant tourist activities. But since the start of this year some visitors have been allowed to return.
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 08:30 PM IST
Thailand is keen to welcome back foreign visitors, after nearly 18 months of strict entry policies caused a collapse in tourism, a key sector that drew 40 million visitors in 2019.
Published on Sep 23, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Overseas tourists for the first time in more than a year were able to roam free without quarantine on Thailand's island Phuket, as Thailand launched a special programme for vaccinated visitors to the island.
Published on Jul 03, 2021 08:54 AM IST
The Olympic silver medalist outclassed Kisona in the second-round clash to register an easy 21-10, 21-12 win in an encounter that lasted less than an hour.
Published on Jan 21, 2021 06:13 PM IST
This was Sameer's third victory over Gemke. The Indian had defeated the world no 17 Danish shuttler in their previous two clashes.
Published on Jan 21, 2021 03:23 PM IST
Unable to sustain play at the elite level, some retired with injury while the others faded away in the face of world class competition, leaving a lot of catching up to do in the build-up to the Tokyo Olympics.
In a battle of attrition, Saina managed to grab the opening game but ran out of steam in the end, losing 23-21 14-21 16-21 in a match that clocked 68 minutes.
Updated on Jan 14, 2021 04:29 PM IST
Kidambi was slated to lock horns against Malaysia's Lee Zii Jia in the second round, but with the Indian shuttler pulling out, Jia has progressed ahead into the tournament.
Updated on Jan 14, 2021 04:20 PM IST
The BWF further said that the positive results were confirmed on Wednesday after a second test.
Published on Jan 13, 2021 07:19 PM IST
Srikanth just took just 31 minutes to prevail over compatriot Sourabh Verma 21-12 21-11
Published on Jan 13, 2021 05:18 PM IST
Kashyap, a former Commonwealth Games champion, was trailing 8-14 in the third game when he chose to retire as he pulled his calf muscle.
Updated on Jan 13, 2021 02:44 PM IST
Srikanth had described tests conducted at the event as "unacceptable" in a tweet that was accompanied by an image of blood dripping down his face following a fourth mandatory test.
Published on Jan 13, 2021 11:44 AM IST
Reuters | , Thailand
Sindhu was in control as she had won the first game 21-16. However, Blichfeldt fought back towards the end of the second game and won the next two 26-24 and 21-13.
Updated on Jan 12, 2021 03:00 PM IST
PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are among players who will feature in the three-leg Asia Series.
According to a BWF release, the decision was taken in “close consultation and consensus” with the Host Member Associations (HMA) and Continental Confederations (CC).
Updated on Apr 06, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Press Trust of India |Press Trust of India
Verma lost to Malaysia’s Lee Zii Jia 16-21 15-21 in a 39-minute men’s singles match in the BWF World Tour Super 300 event.
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 11:20 AM IST
The top performers of the year will be presented with the awards at the opening ceremony and gala dinner of the second edition of the BWF World Tour Finals to be held from December 11 to 15.
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 12:27 PM IST
New Delhi |PTI
The Indian duo were at their absolute best as they defeated the former world champions 21-19, 21-15 in the quarter-final clash which lasted for 43 minutes at the Haixia Olympics Sports Center.
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 12:37 PM IST
Fuzhou |Indo Asian News Service
The Indian duo has made a jump of two places to move to the ninth spot in the rankings issued on Tuesday. It is the second time in their career that the pair has entered the top 10.
Updated on Oct 30, 2019 01:35 PM IST
New Delhi |Indo Asian News Service
In what turned out to be a one-sided final, the Indian duo was outclassed 18-21, 16-21 in just 35 minutes by the top seeds from Indonesia on Sunday.
Updated on Oct 28, 2019 09:43 AM IST
Paris |Indo Asian News Service
Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty’s effort is commendable as this is the first time an Indian men’s doubles pair has reached a World Tour 750 final.
Updated on Oct 27, 2019 12:01 PM IST
Paris |Press Trust of India