Saina Nehwal to skip Japan Open, PV Sindhu and Kashyap lead India's charge

Updated: 05 September 2013 20:07 IST

PV Sindhu will be the lone entry in the women's singles section.

New Delhi:

After guiding her side Hyderabad Hotshots to inaugural Indian Badminton League title, a 'tired' Saina Nehwal has decided to skip Japan Open Super Series tournament as she wants to take proper rest before the European circuit challenge.

In Saina's absence, fast rising shuttler P V Sindhu will represent India as lone singles player in the meet while P Kashyap will spearhead the men's team.

In all, an eight-member team has been selected for the event, starting September 17-22 in Tokyo.

"I will not be able to play in Japan. I am tired after playing in the IBL," Saina said.

Sania will next play in Denmark Open, where she is defending champion.

Badminton Association of India has allowed Saina to skip the tournament in Tokyo on the advsie of national coach Pullela Gopichand.

Indian team for Japan Super Series:

Men: P Kashyap, Ajay Jayaram, Sai Praneeth, K Srikanth, Saurabh Verma, Manu Attri, Sumeet Reddy

Women: P V Sindhu.

Coach: Madhumita Bisht.

Topics : Badminton Pusarla Venkata Sindhu Saina Nehwal Jwala Gutta
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