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India ready for Thomas and Uber cup

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Published: 04 May 2014
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Indian's Thomas Cup and Uber Cup badminton team will undergo a boot camp at the Siri Fort Sports Complex starting May 7 under the guidance of chief national coach Pullela Gopichand. A 30-member core team will prepare for Saina Nehwal (left), and Gopichand (center) and P Kashyap will form a solid Uber-Thomas Cup team.the upcoming team championships, out of which 10 men and 10 women shuttlers will be selected to play for India later in the week.

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Gu Juan quits Singapore's women’s team

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Published: 04 May 2014
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Singapore: Singapore's top female badminton player 23-year old Gu Juan has quit the Singapore national team. According to a statement from the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA), the world No. 22 Gu Juan Gu Juan is the best female badminton player in Singaporesubmitted her resignation on April 30, she expressed a “desire to look after her aging parents and nagging injuries”.

She will not be representing Singapore in the upcoming Uber Cup finals in New Delhi from May 18 to 25.

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Indonesia introduces new faces to its Thomas-Uber Cup team

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Published: 03 May 2014
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The Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) has added 18 year old Ihsan Maulana Mustofa, who will turn 19 in November into the Thomas Cup team. Ihsan was the bronze medalist at the BWF World Junior Badminton Championships last yearShuttlers and coaches from Indonesia's Thomas Cup. PBSI believes Ihsan will be able to deliver a point for the team if necessary.

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Potential rule changes in Thomas-Uber Cup Finals

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Published: 03 May 2014
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The events committee of Badminton World Federation (BWF) may try to shorten the format of play in Thomas and Uber Cup finals by reducing the number of events from five to three - one singles and two doubles events. Thomas Cup (left) and Uber CupBWF will discuss this proposal at this year’s council meeting, which will be held during the Thomas-Uber Cup Finals from May 18-25 in New Delhi. Currently, the Finals are decided over three singles and two doubles.

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BAM confirms Soon Huat, Peng Soon for Thomas Cup

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Published: 03 May 2014
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PETALING JAYA: On Saturday, BAM announced that Soon Huat will join Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren as fourth singles for the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25. He vows to justify his selection into the Thomas Cup Finals squad.The announcement ended speculations that Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) would include Misbun Ramdan Misbun as the fourth singles player because he is more aggressive and has won five international tournaments so far.

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