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‘Shocking’: Saina Nehwal hits out at badminton body over CWG, Asian Games trials

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“I’m earth no. 23 at this time and I nearly conquer the globe no. 1 Akane (Yamaguchi) in All England. Just one reduction at India open and BAI attempts to pull me down. Stunning,” Saina tweeted.

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“Surprised to see all the articles or blog posts stating that I really don’t want to protect my CWG title and my Asiad medal,” Saina explained.

Previous entire world quantity a person shuttler Saina Nehwal has strike out at the Badminton Federation of India (BAI) around the scheduling of assortment trials for the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.

In a series of tweets on Thursday (April 14), Saina, the 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist, explained BAI’s mindset as “shocking” and even tagged Union Sports activities Minister Anurag Thakur.

“Surprised to see all the articles or blog posts stating that I really don’t want to defend my CWG title and my Asiad medal. I’m just not participating in the trials since I just received back from 3 weeks of Europe occasions and according to the agenda there’s Asian Championships in 2 weeks’ time,” Saina said.


In a letter to BAI, Saina had conveyed her incapacity to take part in the trials. She had received gold medals in 2010 and 2018 Commonwealth Game titles. In the 2018 Asian Games, she gained a bronze in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Now, there are issue marks over her defending the title at CWG 2022 in Birmingham in July-August, and also participating in Asiad 2022 in September in Hangzhou, China.

Saina, who is now world selection 23, reported it was “impossible” to participate in non-cease and questioned BAI keeping the trials at a short notice. She explained BAI is “happy” to set her out of both equally CWG and Asiad.

“As a senior player to participate in back to again occasions nonstop is not possible and it is risking injuries, this sort of short see is not attainable. I’ve conveyed this to BAI but there has been no response from them. It would seem like they’re content to place me out of CWG and Asiad.

“I wish we experienced improved comprehension about how to deal with a routine and not announce situations with 10 days’ detect. I’m earth no. 23 at this time and I almost beat the entire world no. 1 Akane (Yamaguchi) in All England. A single loss at India open up and BAI attempts to pull me down. Surprising,” she stated.

A sequence of accidents and inadequate type in the very last couple of years have observed Saina’s position slump. In January, she dropped in the second spherical at the India Open. Previous thirty day period, at German Open, All England Championships, and Swiss Open, she did not progress beyond the 2nd round.

In singles, Saina is the next-greatest rated Indian girl shuttler in the globe, after PV Sindhu, who is ranked No. 7.

The range trials will be held in New Delhi from April 15-20. The CWG squad will consist of 10 users (5 adult males, 5 ladies) though the Asian Game titles and Thomas & Uber Cup squads will have 20 customers each and every (10 guys, 10 females).

The Indian gamers in the prime 15 of the BWF earth rankings as of March 29 will get direct entry into the squads when the relaxation (rated 16 to 50) will be selected from the trials.

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