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Indian Open postponed after Hyderbad blasts

The first casualty of the Saturday's bomb blasts in Hyderabad has been a high-profile sporting event, the Indian Badminton Open, where the world's top shuttlers were to take part. The tournament was postponed after countries expressed reservations about sending their players to what they thought was an "unsafe'' place.A galaxy of badminton stars from across the world...

Indian Open badminton put off over security concerns

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - An International badminton event scheduled in Hyderabad has been postponed due to security concerns after bombs killed 40 people in the southern IT hub at the weekend, national coach Pullela Gopichand said on Tuesday. "It has been postponed and has been tentatively fixed for the second week of January," Gopichand...

Indian Open badminton postponed

New Delhi, Aug. 28 (PTI): The Indian Open badminton event featuring a host of international stars and scheduled to take place in Hyderabad from September 4 was today postponed in the wake of the recent bomb blasts in the city. "We had to postpone the event as many teams had expressed concern due to the prevailing situation...

Rexy to focus only on two pairs (pic)

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By : K.M. Boopathy NATIONAL doubles coach Rexy Mainaky will only focus on Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah in preparation for the Beijing Olympics gold as the rest of the senior pairs have been bugged by inconsistency throughout the year. Malaysia's men's doubles coach Rexy Mainaky  Not that Rexy has totally left...

Improved Hafiz gets Misbun’s vote (pic)

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By : K.M. Boopathy THOUGH Hafiz Hashim has not done anything significant this year to repair his battered pride, coach Misbun Sidek believes that the former All England champion will bounce back. Misbun’s optimism is based on Hafiz’s improved discipline during...

Chong Wei among players called in for meeting

PETALING JAYA: Singles and doubles badminton players, including Lee Chong Wei and Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong, will be called to attend the post-mortem meeting held by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) next week. BAM honorary secretary Ganga Rao said usually such post-mortem meetings, which are held regularly after each tournament, are only attended by...

Malaysia’s trip to India in jeopardy

PETALING JAYA: The participation of the Malaysian badminton team in the India Open now hangs in the balance following bomb blasts in Hyderabad on Saturday.  There were three blasts at Hyderabad that left more than 30 people dead. The incident had been linked to terrorism. The India Open, which is offering its highest-ever...

India Open- Official mascot of Indian Open unveiled

Principal Correspondent        HYDERABAD: ‘The Rising Tiger,’ the official mascot of the Yonex-Sunrise India Open badminton championship for men and women, was formally unveiled by R. Damodar Reddy, Minister for Sports and Information Technology, here on Saturday. The tournament will be the biggest ever prize money event with $1,50,000 at stake and will be held at the...

India Open- Badminton championship from tomorrow

BANGALORE: Canara Bank will conduct the ninth all-India inter-institutional badminton championship under the aegis of Banks Sports Board at the Karnataka Badminton Association Stadium here from August 25 to 29. Briefing the media here on Thursday, N.S. Srinath, General Manager (Personnel), Canara Bank, said that seven teams, including Banks Sports Board, Electricity Sports Board, LIC, Defence Accounts, besides...

Shuttlers bound for US for badminton tourney

Winner of 32nd National Badminton Championship Balaram Thapa including runner up Pashupati Paneru and Sumina Shrestha are taking part in the US Open Grand Prix badminton championship being held in Los Angeles from August 28. Balaram Thapa and Pashupati will play in singles and will unite for the men's double. Sumina and Paneru will unite to play in...

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