Seniors Indian shuttlers have missed the Senior National Championship for the last few years due to their busy schedules. However, this might change this year as the likes of Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth are expected to be part of the tournament.
Prominent Indain shuttlers will play in the Badminton Senior National Championship to be held in Nagpur in November, announced Himanta Biswa Sarma, the head of the Badminton Association of India, in Hyderabad on Sunday.
“I am happy to share with you that after many years, you will see entire senior players playing nationals in Nagpur. So I presume that will be considered a very good beginning for badminton in India,” he was quoted as saying by PTI.
The seniors have not been able to participate in National Championship for some time now due to their schedules and other reasons, he said. “Apart from our commitments, Super Series, World Cup, whatever, along with that, let’s also build our national as a very good product,” Sarma added.
The BAI chief, who was in Hyderabad to attend the Goods & Services Tax Council Meeting, interacted with chief national coach Pullela Gopichand, Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth and others on issues concerning the game. He gave away cheques worth Rs 10 lakh and Rs 5 lakh to Sindhu and Saina respectively on the occasion for winning medal at the recently concluded World Championship at Glasgow.