The Chair of BWF AC has informed others on the panel about Saina Nehwal's joining the BWF AC as a representative of the IOC AC.
PV Sindhu, who previously held the sixth spot, edged ahead of Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the latest badminton rankings.
Both Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will give the Asia Mixed Team Championships a miss
Both PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have won medals at the Olympic Games.
Saina Nehwal defeated 18-year-old Thai player Pornpawee Chochuwong 22-20, 22-20 in a 46-minute clash to win Malaysia Masters Grand-Prix.
This is Saina Nehwal's first title since returning to action after a knee injury at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
Saina Nehwal put on a dominant display as she defeated Hong Kong's Yip Pui Yin 21-13, 21-10 in the semifinals of the Malaysia Masters
Saina Nehwal needed 40 minutes to get past Indonesia's Fitriani and book her place in the semifinals of the Malasyaia Masters
Top seed Saina Nehwal, who is desperately looking for a win to boost her confidence after recovering from a knee surgery which derailed her Rio Olympics campaign lat year, spanked Thailand's Chasinee Korepap 21-9 21-8 in a lop-sided contest.
While Chennai Masters overcame Awadhe Warriors in the first semifinal on Friday, Mumbai Rockets took just two matches to oust Hyderabad Hunters from the other last four clash.
In the Premier Badminton League semifinals, Saina Nehwal's Awadhe Warriors will fight against PV Sindhu's Chennai Smashers while Hyderabad Hunters will face off against Mumbai Rockets on Friday.
PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and the mixed doubles pair of Chris and Gabrielle Adcock won their respective matches to hand Chennai Smashers yet another win in the Premier Badminton League.
Carolina Marin also said she expects Saina Nehwal to reach her optimum level of performance after gaining complete match fitness.
PV Sindhu led Chennai Smashers won the second, third and fourth matches of the tie to beat Mumbai Rockets 4-3 and enter the Premier Badminton League semifinals.
Saina Nehwal staved off a challenge from Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi in their women's singles trump match, while Kidambi Srikanth stunned Rio bronze medallist Viktor Axelsen in the men's singles tie to guide Awadhe Warriors home
Delhi Acers were handed a humiliating defeat by Awadhe Warriors as they lost the tie by -1,6 in the Premier Badminton League match on Thursday. With this win, Lucknow team reaches at the top of the points table with 11 points and Delhi are still at the bottom.
Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth led Awadhe Warriors charge as they outclassed Delhi Acers to win the tie 6(-1) in the Premier Badminton League on Thursday.
Saina Nehwal of Awadhe Warriors lost her much-awaited clash against Hyderabad Hunters' Carolina Marin 14-15, 5-11 in Premier Badminton League 2017 on Monday