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Lakshya Sen loses to Kunlavut Vitidsarn in Thailand Open badminton semis

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

India's Lakshya Sen (AP)
Published on Jun 03, 2023 08:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Thailand Open: Lakshya Sen moves into the semis, Kiran George loses

Lakshya next faces a tough outing as he faces Thai second seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn for a place in Sunday’s final

India's Lakshya Sen in action(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Jun 02, 2023 09:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Thailand to beat tourism target as travellers from India and Malaysia lead rush

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.

A tourist stands near the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, during sunset. (REUTERS/Chalinee Thirasupa)
Published on Nov 05, 2022 01:50 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi, Delhi

Sindhu downs Yamaguchi, faces Olympic champ Chen in Thailand Open semis

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.

India's Sindhu V. Pusarla(AP)
Updated on May 20, 2022 08:31 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Thailand allows bars, pubs and karaoke clubs to reopen to woo back tourists

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.

Thailand allows bars, pubs and karaoke clubs to reopen to woo back tourists(Unsplash)
Published on May 20, 2022 03:37 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Krishna Priya Pallavi

Srikanth out of Thailand Open after giving walkover in second round

Srikanth, seeded eighth, gave a walkover to his Irish rival Nhat Nguyen. The reason for his withdrawal is not yet known.

Kidambi Srikanth of India in action(AP)
Published on May 19, 2022 06:29 PM IST
PTI | , Bangkok

Thai tourism revival faces risk from ruble slump, sanctions

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.

A plunging ruble, flight cancellations and money-transfer difficulties are prompting Russian and European tourists to cancel trips to Thailand, a blow to the Asian nation’s tourism-revival efforts.(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 02, 2022 05:05 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Thailand plans travel bubble talks with China, Malaysia to boost tourism

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.

Thailand plans to hold travel bubble talks with China and Malaysia this month, days after resuming a quarantine-free visa program to boost tourist arrivals seen as key to sustaining a nascent economic recovery.(AFP)
Published on Feb 07, 2022 01:18 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Thailand opens 3 more beach destinations to tourists amid Covid spike

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.

Thailand added three popular beach destinations to a visa program that allows foreign visitors to bypass a mandatory isolation, throwing a lifeline to its Covid-hit tourism industry seen as key to a nascent economic recovery.(Unsplash)
Published on Jan 11, 2022 01:41 PM IST
Bloomberg |

Thailand allows visitors back to Maya Bay after more than 3 years

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.

Thailand has reopened Maya Bay, a white sand beach made famous by the 2000 film The Beach starring Leonardo DiCaprio, more than three years after closing it to allow its ecosystem to recover from the impact of thousands of visitors each day.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 08:30 PM IST
Reuters |

Thailand seeks to reduce quarantine period for visitors

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.

Thailand seeks to reduce quarantine period for visitors.(Unsplash)
Published on Sep 23, 2021 03:46 PM IST
Reuters |

Overseas tourists roam free on Thai island of Phuket without quarantine

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.

Tourists from Israel, enjoy in a pool as Phuket reopens to overseas tourists, allowing foreigners fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to visit the resort island without quarantine, in Phuket,(REUTERS/Jorge Silva)
Published on Jul 03, 2021 08:54 AM IST
Reuters |

Thailand Open: Sindhu cruises into quarterfinals after beating Kisona

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.

File Photo of PV Sindhu(AP)
Published on Jan 21, 2021 06:13 PM IST

Thailand Open: Sameer, Satwik-Ponnappa sail into quarterfinals; Prannoy loses

This was Sameer's third victory over Gemke. The Indian had defeated the world no 17 Danish shuttler in their previous two clashes.

Photo of Indian shuttler Sameer Verma(Twitter)
Published on Jan 21, 2021 03:23 PM IST

Campaign ends early for Indians in Thailand Open

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.

Saina Nehwal(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 14, 2021 10:38 PM IST

Thailand Open: Saina crashes out after losing to Thailand's Busanan in 2nd round

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.

File photo of Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal(REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 14, 2021 04:29 PM IST

Kidambi Srikanth pulls out of Thailand Open

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.

File photo of Kidambi Srikanth(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 14, 2021 04:20 PM IST

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)
Published on Jan 13, 2021 07:19 PM IST

Thailand Open: Srikanth progresses to second round of men's singles

Srikanth just took just 31 minutes to prevail over compatriot Sourabh Verma 21-12 21-11

Photo of Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth(Twitter)
Published on Jan 13, 2021 05:18 PM IST

Thailand Open: Kashyap retires mid-way from opening clash

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.

File picture of Parupalli Kashyap(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 13, 2021 02:44 PM IST

BWF to ensure comfortable Covid testing after player left with nosebleed

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.

File image of Kidambi Srikanth(Twitter)
Published on Jan 13, 2021 11:44 AM IST
Reuters | , Thailand

PV Sindhu out of Thailand Open, loses to Denmark’s Mia Blichfeldt

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.

File photo of Indian shuttler PV Sindhhu(HT Archives)
Updated on Jan 12, 2021 03:00 PM IST

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.

Photo of Indian badminton player PV Sindhu.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 11, 2021 10:31 PM IST

BWF suspends all its tournaments till July

According to a BWF release, the decision was taken in “close consultation and consensus” with the Host Member Associations (HMA) and Continental Confederations (CC).

Representational image.(File)
Updated on Apr 06, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Press Trust of India | ByPress Trust of India

Srikanth, Verma bow out of Thailand Open

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.

Kidambi Srikanth of India(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 11:20 AM IST
Bangkok | ByPTI

Satwik-Chirag, Para shuttler Pramod nominated for BWF awards

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.

File image: Satwik Rankireddy and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty.(REUTERS)
Updated on Dec 05, 2019 12:27 PM IST
New Delhi | ByPTI

China Open: Satwik-Chirag march into semis

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.

India's Satwik Rankireddy (L) and Chirag Chandrashekhar Shetty (R).(Getty Images)
Updated on Nov 08, 2019 12:37 PM IST
Fuzhou | ByIndo Asian News Service

Satwik-Chirag re-enter top 10 in doubles

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.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty(Bai Media)
Updated on Oct 30, 2019 01:35 PM IST
New Delhi | ByIndo Asian News Service

Satwik-Chirag end second-best in French Open

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.

File image of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty(AP)
Updated on Oct 28, 2019 09:43 AM IST
Paris | ByIndo Asian News Service

Satwik-Chirag duo create history by reaching finals of French Open Super 750 event

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.

Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty(BAI Media)
Updated on Oct 27, 2019 12:01 PM IST
Paris | ByPress Trust of India
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