• Malaysia men's team shown exit at Badminton Asia Team Championships

    Hyderabad: It is going to be that much more difficult for the national men's badminton squad to qualify for the 2016 Thomas Cup finals, following their quarterfinal exit at the Badminton Asian Team Championships (BATC).

    They lost 2-3 to hosts India.Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin lets out a roar infront of Morten Frost after rallying from one set down to defeat Ajay Jayaram. (photo: GettyImages)

    Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin lets out a roar infront of Morten Frost after rallying from one set down to defeat Ajay Jayaram. (photo: GettyImages)

  • India men's team upsets China to reach BATC quarterfinals

    Hyderabad: India completed a 3-2 win over China in the men's category of the Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday.Kidambi Srikanth and his teammates have formed a formidable India men's badminton team.

    Kidambi Srikanth and his teammates have formed a formidable India men's badminton team.

  • Mumbai Rockets maul Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 in Premier Badminton League

    Hyderabad: Mumbai Rockets won their last three matches to score a come from behind victory against hosts Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Monday.

    The Hunters who were playing without former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, got off to a good start with a closely fought women's singles contest where Supanida Katethong of Hyderabad defeated Liu Zi Die 13-15, 15-14, 15-14 to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.Both Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido are key players for Hyderabad Hunters.

    Both Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido are key players for Hyderabad Hunters.

  • Financial aid to be given to 4 shuttlers at Gopichand academy

    New Delhi: As part of its Target Olympic Podium (TOP) Scheme, the Sports Ministry of India has decided to provide financial assistance to the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad, where four shuttlers are currently training under the programme.

    The four players are Parupalli Kashyap, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy and RMV Gurusaidutt.Kidambi Srikanth (left) with coach Pullela Gopichand

    Kidambi Srikanth (left) with coach Pullela Gopichand

  • Tata Open: H.S Prannoy vs R.M.V Gurusaidutt in men's final

    Mumbai: Top seed H.S Prannoy and fourth seed R.M.V Gurusaidutt entered the men's singles final of the Tata Open India International Challenge badminton tournament with straight-game semi-final victories here on Saturday.

    Prannoy subdued sixth seed Ajay Jayaram 21-13 23-21 in 36 minutes after staving off the fightback from the latter, who had packed off third seed B Sai Praneesh in the quarter finals, at the Cricket Club of India.H S Prannoy makes headlines after winning the gold medal at the prestigious Indonesian Masters Grand Prix

    H S Prannoy makes headlines after winning the gold medal at the prestigious Indonesian Masters Grand Prix

  • H.S Prannoy spoils Indonesia's clean sweep at Indonesian Masters GPG

    Palembang: On Sunday, fifth seed H.S. Prannoy who finished runners-up at the USD 50,000 Vietnam Grand Prix in Hochiminh City last week, spoiled Indonesia's clean sweep of the Indonesian Masters GPG titles by winning the men's singles crown.H S Prannoy celebrates after winning his first tournament title

    H S Prannoy celebrates after winning his first tournament title

  • H.S. Prannoy beats Daren Liew to reach Indonesian Masters final

    Palembang: After making the Vietnam Open Grand Prix final last week, Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy once again entered the men’s singles summit clash at the $125,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold in Palembang on Saturday.HS Prannoy plays  Firman Abdul Kholik in the Indonesian Masters Final

    HS Prannoy plays Firman Abdul Kholik in the Indonesian Masters Final

  • Zulfadli and Iskandar power into India Open quarters (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: Lucknow is fast turning into a happy hunting ground for Malaysian singles shuttlers Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin.

    There’s no luck involved though, just pure skill and determination, as the duo turned the formbook upside down to power into the quarter-finals of the India Open Grand Prix Gold tournament in Lucknow on Thursday.Zulfadli Zulkiffli scored his biggest career win when he dumped top seed and India’s top player and world No. 18, P. Kashyap 21-16, 21-12.

    World No. 62 Zulfadli scored his biggest career win when he dumped top seed and India’s top player and world No. 18, P. Kashyap 21-16, 21-12.

    Iskandar, currently ranked 67th in the world, was also on cloud nine yesterday after knocking out India’s world 33rd ranked Anand Pawar 22-20, 21-11.

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