HS Prannoy has apologised to the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for his scathing attack on the national federation after it did not recommend him for the Arjuna Award.
Pullela Gopichand recommended HS Prannoy for the Arjuna Award in his capacity as a Khel Ratna Award recipient.
The Badminton Association of India on Friday recommended Kidambi Srikanth for the Khel Ratna and show-caused HS Prannoy for slamming the federation after not being nominated for the Arjuna honour.
HS Prannoy has hit out at the Badminton Association of India (BAI) and has questioned the selection criteria for the Arjuna Award.
HS Prannoy believes that the already "bleak" scenario would only get worse if things don't take a turn for the better in one and a half month's time.
Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Ashwini Ponnappa, N Sikki Reddy and Pranaav Jerry Chopra will be participating in the tournament
PV Sindhu will open her campaign against Hong Kong's Cheung Ngan Yi and is expected to face seventh seed Michelle Li of Canada in the quarterfinals.
Malaysia Masters: PV Sindhu will take on World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying, while Saina Nehwal will be up against Olympic champion Carolina Marin in the quarter-finals.
Hong Kong Open: Kidambi Srikanth defeated compatriot Sourabh Verma 21-11 15-21 21-19 in the second round to enter the quarterfinals for the first time in seven months.
China Open: Parupalli Kashyap lost to Denmark's Viktor Axelson in straight games in the second round.
PV Sindhu will begin her campaign against Germany's Yvonne Li, while Saina Nehwal will take on China's Cai Yan Yan in the first round.
PV Sindhu will start her campaign against Michelle Li, while Kidambi Srikanth will face World No. 2 Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei in the first round.
Heading into the tournament, Saina Nehwal and Sourabh Verma will draw confidence from the fact that they have won the tournament in the past.
This was the third time that HS Prannoy defeated Lin Dan. He had outclassed the Chinese in the Indonesia Open in 2018 and French Open in 2015.
India's star shuttler Kidambi Srikanth came from behind to beat Ireland's Nhat Nguyen 17-21, 21-16, 21-6.
HS Prannoy said people who can push a nomination is more important than performances on court.
Saina Nehwal defeated Thailand's Phittayaporn Chaiwan by 21-17, 21-19 in a match that lasted for 39 minutes.
Kidambi Srikanth's bad run in 2019 continued as he was knocked out in the first round of the Japan Open after losing to H.S. Prannoy on Wednesday.