Saina Nehwal Among Indian Shuttlers Against BWF’s Revised Calendar Amid Coronavirus Scare

Indian shuttlers, together with Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal, on Friday, wondered the explanation at the back of scheduling 22 occasions in simply 5 months in a revised BWF calendar, announcing the “silly” making plans will building up the damage chance. The Badminton World Federation (BWF) unveiled a revised global calendar to salvage the rest of the season, disrupted via the COVID-19 pandemic. “Twenty two occasions in five months is very difficult at the avid gamers. Firstly, there’s a query mark on global tips and the way quarantine will occur. Don’t know the way they got here up with this when the go back and forth restrictions are nonetheless in position. We all need to get again to recreation however there’s numerous query mark now, we have not but began follow but,” Kashyap informed PTI.

London Olympic bronze medallist Saina took to Twitter to precise her doubts. “22 tournaments in five months from August to December 2020…five months non prevent go back and forth … greatest query is what are the global tips of travelling right through this #coronavirus pandemic??,” she wrote on her care for.

She questioned how BWF had get a hold of the time table when different sports activities comparable to Tennis nonetheless has no longer introduced its calendar because of the worldwide well being disaster.

“Tennis did not even pop out with any plan until October,” she wrote in any other tweet. Praneeth, who’s front-runner in qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, was once similarly unimpressed.

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“It is silly to be expecting avid gamers to play 22 tournaments in 5 months. They aren’t fascinated with avid gamers. BWF president is an Olympic champion, in order that they must have idea how can avid gamers play week after week.

“Even a are compatible participant can not play such a lot of tournaments, it’ll indisputably result in accidents. I did not be expecting this from BWF,” mentioned Praneeth, a World Championship bronze medallist. “People are considering of travelling much less in those instances, it kind of feels BWF did not assume whether or not avid gamers can play or no longer, they’re simply fascinated with themselves.

“They must have realised the Olympic qualification standards as a substitute of the time table. There remains to be no readability, why we can play such a lot of tournaments, at the moment everybody is considering Olympics, and the way will they rely rating.”

Chirag Shetty, who alongwith Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, had received the Thailand Open Super 500 and reached the finals of French Open Super 750, additionally slammed the BWF remodeled calendar.

“I used to be taken via wonder that there are 22 tournaments in 5 months. All of them are those we most often play. From September until December no longer a unmarried week neglected. Even ultimate yr we performed 17-18, we performed all 500, 750 and 1000 and two 300 occasions, despite the fact that we do this within the months to come back, we need to play each and every week. It is silly. They must have given some smash,” he mentioned.

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“Also Syed Modi match is colliding with Indonesia Super 1000, each are in the similar week. So for us, we will not be able to play our house match as a result of we will be able to’t omit a 1000 match, so it’s simple stupidity. They do not have stuffed up such a lot of match.”

With go back and forth restrictions because of the coronavirus nonetheless in position, Chirag mentioned it has left avid gamers extra perplexed.

“I don’t believe India will get started global go back and forth anytime quickly, so it confuses the avid gamers. I don’t believe there’s any readability. They will have taken extra time to make a decision. Main factor is how they’re going to unfreeze rating and Olympic qualification,” he requested.

The best Indian shuttlers educate on the Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad.

“We must wait until May 31. We will pass via the central and state executive directives. As of now, Talengana executive has prolonged the lockdown until May 31 and no sports activities is authorized in any stadiums,” Chief nationwide badminton trainer Pullela Gopichand mentioned.



Source: sports activities.ndtv.com

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