KUALA LUMPUR: Badminton first-rate Lee Chong Wei has pulled out of subsequent month’s Malaysian Open, regardless of being given the all-clear after most cancers, throwing his Tokyo 2020 Olympics dream into jeopardy. Lee became recommended via docs to put “undue strain” on his convalescing body, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) stated in a statement past due on Tuesday, after the 36-year-antique traveled to Taiwan the weekend for a submit-remedy check-up. “To not placed his body beneath undue strain, Chong Wei has been counseled to withdraw from the approaching Malaysia Open,” the BAM stated. “We additionally urge everybody to present him the gap and time required for his recovery.”
The triple Olympic silver medallist has been out when you consider that July ultimate year while he changed into identified with early-level nostril cancer. The former global number one persisted in a difficult remedy program in Taiwan but opted not to retire and resumed schooling in January. Lee firstly planned to come back lower back at the All England Open in advance this month but then not on time his return to April’s Malaysia Open, in which he is the defending champion and has won 12 instances. Lee, a silver medallist at every of the ultimate 3 Olympic Games, has dropped to 41st inside the global because his contamination with two other Malaysians ranked above him. He will want to begin mountaineering up the rankings to get a shot at elusive gold as countries can send most of the two singles players to the Olympics, provided they may be both within the global’s top sixteen.
NEW DELHI: Young Indian shuttlers Lakshya Sen and Riya Mookerjee broke into the pinnacle-one hundred to be located 76th and 94th among guys’ and girls’ singles gamers in the ultra-modern international badminton ratings. In the present-day BWF rankings, Lakshya made a big soar of 28 locations while Riya climbed up 19 spots. B Sai Praneeth, who shocked Olympic champion Chen Long earlier than dropping within the very last of the Swiss Open towards China’s Shi Yuqi at Basel on final Sunday, additionally moved up three places to the nineteenth.
Kidambi Srikanth remained static and is the exceptional positioned Indian within the men’s rankings at seventh, accompanied by Sameer Verma (14th), HS Prannoy (24th), Subhankar Dey (forty-third), Parupalli Kashyap (forty-eighth), Ajay Jayaram (52nd), and Sourav Verma (53rd). Japan’s Kento Momota is leading the guys’ chart, followed via Yuqi and Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tie Chen. In the girls’ singles scores, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal are static at 6th and 9th positions. Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying is topping the girls’ singles listing in advance of China’s Chen Yufei and Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.
In men’s doubles, the pair of Satwiksairaj and Chirag Shetty are the fine positioned Indians at 24th, even as Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy have dropped a rung twenty-seventh. The ladies’ doubles combination of Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy are static at the twenty-third spot, at the same time as the blended doubles pair of Ashwini and Rankireddy have also managed to hold directly to their twenty-fourth role.
NEW DELHI: World No. 24 HS Prannoy will lead a 13-member Indian badminton team at the Tong Yun Kai Cup 2019, the second version of the Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships to be held at Hong Kong from March 19-24. In the absence of pinnacle shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu, and Kidambi Srikanth, all of whom were rested, Prannoy has been entrusted with the duty to guide a younger Indian team. The troika of Saina, Sindhu, and Srikanth had been rested ahead of the approaching India Open. In its bid to provide publicity to talented youngsters, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has selected seven young shuttlers inside the ladies’ squad for the approaching occasion to be headed through Assam’s wonderkid Ashmita Chaliha.
The 19-12 months-antique prodigy from Assam already has more than one BWF title under her name or even reached the semi-finals of the Nationals this 12 months. She could be supported with the aid of Nagpur shuttler Vaishnavi Bhale, who became in the remaining year’s Uber Cup team. Bhale too proved her credentials by grabbing a bronze medal at the Nationals in Guwahati. Shikha Gautam and Ashwini K Bhat have also made it to the group by using the virtue of their high-quality show at the Nationals, in which the duo gained the women’s doubles name. Rutaparna Panda, Arathi Sara Sunil, and UK Mithila decided on contributors within the women’s group.
Among men, 2018 Asian Championships bronze medallist Prannoy has the 3-time countrywide champion Sourabh Verma for the enterprise inside the six-member squad. World no. Forty-five pairs of MR Arjun and Shlok Ramchandran, who received the silver medal at the Nationals, can spearhead the Indian project in men’s doubles, and Arun George and Sanyam Shukla Eleven groups were divided into four corporations on this six-day biennial opposition.
The India group has been located in Group B alongside Chinese Taipei and Singapore. The top two groups from each institution will strengthen the region-finals. India reached the zone-finals inside the final version, wherein they misplaced narrowly to Thailand. Squad: Men: HS Prannoy, Sourabh Verma, MR Arjun, Shlok Ramchandran, Arun George, Sanyam Shukla. Women: Ashmita Chaliha, Vaishnavi Bhale, Shikha Gautam, Ashwini K Bhat, Rutaparna Panda, Arathi Sara Sunil, UK Mithila.