Suraj Babu and Shamsuddin Ibrahim of MSM College, Kayamkulam defeated Rajesh CK and Shyam Kumar from Victoria College, Palakkad 21-14, 21-13 to assert the Men’s Elite class
championship inside the sixteenth CCA Cup Badminton match. The Tournament turned into organized via the Catholicate College Alumni at the Sharjah Port Badminton Stadium. More than one hundred teams participated in the Elite, Gold, Mixed, Veterans, 40, Veterans, and 50 Categories in the match organized for diverse university alumni contributors of Kerala. EP Johnson, President of Indian Association, Sharjah, changed into the leader visitor for the prize distribution, which changed into presided over by using CCA President Gigi Babu. General Secretary Binu Thomas, Treasurer Sean Joshua, General Convener Jero Varghese, and David Thomas addressed the collection.
HONG KONG: HS Prannoy and men’s doubles pair of MR Arjun and Shlok Ramchandran positioned outstanding performances but could not forestall Singapore from ekeing out a slender 3-2 win over India in a group B match of the Asia Mixed Team Championships on Wednesday. India didn’t have a terrific beginning to the 5-fit tie as combined doubles pair of MR Arjun, and Rutaparna Panda lost 16-21 13-21 to Singapore’s Danny Bawa Chrisnanta and Tan Wei Han within the establishing match. However, 2018 Asian Championships bronze medallist Prannoy delivered India lower back in the contest, securing a 21-eight, 12-21, 21-17 win over Thailand Masters champion Kean Yew Loh inside the guys’ singles.
After Prannoy leveled the tie, Arjun and Shlok put India beforehand with a robust 21-sixteen, 21-18 victory over Loh Kean Hean and Chrisnanta. The onus to wrap up the tie then fall on the younger shoulders of Assamese wonderkid Ashmita Chaliha. The National Championships bronze medallist fought bravely before taking place 21-17, 12-21, sixteen-21 to World No. 32 Yeo Jia Min in a thrilling ladies’ single in shape.
In the very last rubber of the tie, Indian girls’ doubles pair of Arathi Sara Sunil and Panda positioned up a show of grit and determination; however, it changed into no longer enough as Singapore’s Putri Sari Dewi Citra and Lim Ming Hui prevailed 22-24, 21-15, 21-sixteen win in one hour and 9 mins. With this loss, India is located at the lowest of Group B, trailing Chinese Taipei and Singapore. With a maximum of the top Indian stars, including Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, and Kidambi Srikanth, rested ahead of subsequent week’s India Open, the contingent had a tough undertaking at this match in which they lost in the quarter-finals within the previous version.
KUALA LUMPUR: Badminton amazing Lee Chong Wei has pulled out of subsequent month’s Malaysian Open, no matter being given the all-clear after cancer, throwing his Tokyo 2020 Olympics dream into jeopardy. Lee changed into cautioned using medical doctors against setting “undue strain” on his recovering body. The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) stated in an announcement past due on Tuesday, after the 36-12 months-vintage traveled to Taiwan at the weekend for a publish-remedy check-up. “To now not put his frame beneath undue strain, Chong Wei has been cautioned to withdraw from the upcoming Malaysia Open,” the BAM said.
“We additionally urge everybody to give him the gap and time required for his healing.” The triple Olympic silver medallist has been out seeing that in July, remaining 12 months while he was recognized with early-degree nose cancer. The former international primary persevered a tough remedy program in Taiwan but opted not to retire and resumed education in January. Lee initially planned to return on the All England Open earlier this month but then not on time.
Lee, the silver medallist at each closing 3 Olympic Games, has dropped to 41st inside the world because his infection with different Malaysians ranked above him. He goes back to April’s Malaysia Open, in which he’s the protecting champion and has received 12 times. He will want to start climbing up the scores to get a shot at elusive gold as countries are capable of sending most of two singles gamers to the Olympics, supplied they may be both inside the world’s pinnacle sixteen.
NEW DELHI: Young Indian shuttlers Lakshya Sen and Riya Mookerjee broke into the pinnacle-one hundred to be positioned 76th and 94th amongst guys’ and ladies’ singles players within the brand new international badminton scores. In the modern BWF scores, Lakshya made a massive soar of 28 locations while Riya climbed up 19 spots. B Sai Praneeth, who bowled over Olympic champion Chen Long before dropping within the final of the Swiss Open against China’s Shi Yuqi at Basel on remaining Sunday, also moved up 3 locations to 19th.
Kidambi Srikanth remained static and is the pleasant placed Indian within the guys’ scores at 7th, followed with the aid of Sameer Verma (14th), HS Prannoy (24th), Subhankar Dey (43rd), Parupalli Kashyap (forty-eighth), Ajay Jayaram (52nd) and Sourav Verma (53rd). Japan’s Kento Momota is leading the men’s chart, followed with the aid of Yuqi and Chinese Taipei’s Chou Tie Chen. In the girls’ singles scores, PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal are static at 6th and ninth positions. Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying is topping the girls’ singles list ahead of China’s Chen Yufei and Nozomi Okuhara of Japan.