Host India gets to field extra team at World Badminton C'ship

Updated: 26 May 2009 11:29 IST

Shuttlers P Kashyap and Sayali Gokhale feature in the extra team that India will be fielding as wild card entry for the World Badminton Championship.

Host India gets to field extra team at World Badminton C'ship

New Delhi:

Shuttlers P Kashyap and Sayali Gokhale feature in the extra team that India will be fielding as wild card entry for the World Badminton Championship to be held at Gachibowli stadium in Hyderabad from August 10-16. Being the host nation, India gets the advantage of fielding an extra team for all versions of the game.

The team will also consist of Arun Vishnu, Aparna Balan, K Tarun and Shruti Kurian, who will get an opportunity to represent India for the singles and the doubles team respectively.

According to the format, 64 highest ranked players qualify to participate in the World Championship and the Indian singles team comprises Chetan Anand, Arvind Bhatt, Saina Nehwal and Aditi Mutatkar.

The doubles team has Rupesh Kumar, Sanave Thomas, Akshay Dewalkar and Jishnu Sanyal while the mixed doubles team would present the seasoned pair of V Diju and Jwala Gutta. The other team to make it through the ranking criteria is Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan.

"Being hosts to this premiere event, we get a wild card entry for the tournament hence, performance of the team in this championship will give us a fair idea of the future work required to be done before we approach the CWG 2010," said Prakash Padukone, who is involved in training and selection of the Indian contingent for the World Championships.

This is the first time India would be hosting a world championship of any Olympic sport. India would be hosting the World Cup of Hockey in 2010 before the much-awaited Commonwealth Games the same year.Host India gets to field extra team at World Badminton C'ship


New Delhi, May 26 (PTI)




Shuttlers P Kashyap and Sayali Gokhale feature in the extra team that India will be fielding as wild card entry for the World Badminton Championship to be held at Gachibowli stadium in Hyderabad from August 10-16. Being the host nation, India gets the advantage of fielding an extra team for all versions of the game.

The team will also consist of Arun Vishnu, Aparna Balan, K Tarun and Shruti Kurian, who will get an opportunity to represent India for the singles and the doubles team respectively.

According to the format, 64 highest ranked players qualify to participate in the World Championship and the Indian singles team comprises Chetan Anand, Arvind Bhatt, Saina Nehwal and Aditi Mutatkar.

The doubles team has Rupesh Kumar, Sanave Thomas, Akshay Dewalkar and Jishnu Sanyal while the mixed doubles team would present the seasoned pair of V Diju and Jwala Gutta. The other team to make it through the ranking criteria is Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan.

"Being hosts to this premiere event, we get a wild card entry for the tournament hence, performance of the team in this championship will give us a fair idea of the future work required to be done before we approach the CWG 2010," said Prakash Padukone, who is involved in training and selection of the Indian contingent for the World Championships.

This is the first time India would be hosting a world championship of any Olympic sport. India would be hosting the World Cup of Hockey in 2010 before the much-awaited Commonwealth Games the same year.



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