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BAI recommends Sikki Reddy for Arjuna Award

Women's doubles shuttler N Sikki Reddy has been recommended for Arjuna Award by the Badminton Association of India (BAI).

Apr 29, 2018, 21:35 PM IST

Supreme Court seeks government's reply on PIL to remove Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from BAI president post

 The Supreme Court Monday sought the Centre's response on a PIL seeking removal of Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma from the post of President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI), alleging that his appointment was in violation of the apex court order that a minister or a public servant cannot become an office bearer in a sports body.

Mar 05, 2018, 18:56 PM IST

BAI announces 10 lakh cash reward for PV Sindhu, 5 lakh for Saina Nehwal

India's wait for gold medal at the Badminton Worlds continued after PV Sindhu lost to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in women's single finals.

Aug 28, 2017, 10:13 AM IST

BAI announce Rs 5 lakh cash reward to Kidambi Srikanth for clinching Australian Open Superseries title

The 24-year-old Srikanth extended his stellar run of form to become the first Indian male shuttler to win two consecutive Superseries title.

Jun 25, 2017, 13:17 PM IST

BAI names squad for upcoming tournaments, Saina Nehwal to play in US Open

In women's singles, World No. 45, Rituparna Das will be the cynosure of all Indian eyes, while Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy will drive Indian challenge in the men's doubles action.

Jun 12, 2017, 19:23 PM IST

Canada Open: Siki Reddy, HS Prannoy, Summeth Reddy get Canada visa after BAI's intervention

The shuttlers will leave for Jakarta on Friday to take part in the Indonesia Open from June 12 to 18.

Jun 09, 2017, 00:38 AM IST

PV Sindhu rested from Thailand Open, Saina Nehwal to play in three upcoming tournaments

India will be sending full teams for the Thailand Open Grand Prix Gold (May 30-June 4), Indonesia Open Super Series (June 12-18) and Australian Open Super Series (June 20-25).

May 11, 2017, 23:22 PM IST

N Sikki Reddy, B Sumeeth Reddy nominated for Arjuna award by BAI

Sikki and Sumeeth, who tied the knot in February, have been consistently performing well for India and are regulars in the national team.

May 06, 2017, 15:25 PM IST

India has infrastructure, but not enough coaches, says ace shuttler​ Saina Nehwal

Praising the Indian government's initiative to promote sports, Saina hoped such support should be extended for next two to three Olympics.

Oct 30, 2016, 16:59 PM IST

Pullela Gopichand backs BAI's decision to boycott badminton series in Pakistan

BAI's move comes as an act of solidarity with the decisions of the Government of India in the wake of ongoing tensions between the two countries.

Oct 05, 2016, 15:54 PM IST

BAI boycotts participation at Pakistan International Series

After the Uri terror attack, where 19 Indian soldiers were martyred, relations between India and Pakistan soured.

Oct 01, 2016, 23:11 PM IST

Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap ruled out of South Asian Games

Saina and Kashyap are two of the top badminton athletes for the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio.

Feb 04, 2016, 21:18 PM IST

Supreme Court stays Meghalaya HC order; Premier Badminton League receives green signal

Hearing on a plea, an apex court bench today stayed the HC order, allowing the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to hold the league.

Dec 16, 2015, 17:37 PM IST

BAI moves SC after PBL faces legal hurdle: Report

A case has been posted for Wednesday after the bench heard the matter.

Dec 16, 2015, 11:35 AM IST

BAI to give PV Sindhu Rs 10 lakh for Macau Open win

Sindhu defeated world no. 6 Minatsu Mitani from Japan 21-9 21-23 21-14 in the final to retain her title.

Nov 30, 2015, 14:12 PM IST

IBL brand owners Sporty Solutionz moves court against Badminton Association of India

IBL brand owners SSPL has moved court against the Badminton Association of India to protect their intellectual property rights.

Oct 29, 2015, 18:25 PM IST

Sahara retains Lucknow, ICS bags Delhi in IBL 2

Corporate giant Sahara India Pariwar retained their ownership of Lucknow, while Infinite Computer Solutions (ICS) will be the new owners of Delhi franchise in the second edition of the Indian Badminton League scheduled to held in January next year.

Oct 20, 2015, 19:58 PM IST

BAI mulling to recommend Ajay Jayaram's name for TOP scheme

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) is planning to recommend Ajay Jayaram for the TOP scheme, following his maiden Super Series final appearance last week at the Korea Open.

Sep 25, 2015, 16:37 PM IST

Indian Badminton League to return in January next year

After much dilly-dally, the second edition of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) is all set to roll out with the Badminton Association of India (BAI) promising a heavy dose of glitz and glamour in the much-awaited tournament scheduled to be held in January next year.

Sep 24, 2015, 23:42 PM IST

Kim Tan Her should be sole decision maker, says Jwala Gutta

 Top women's doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta on Thursday welcomed the appointment of reputed doubles coach Kim Tan Her but said the Malaysian should be the sole decision maker and there should not be any interference from anybody.

Aug 06, 2015, 19:05 PM IST