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PV Sindhu cites 'personal reasons' to skip Thomas & Uber Cup Badminton C'ships

PV Sindhu cites personal reasons to skip Thomas & Uber Cup Badminton Cships
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The Bridge Desk

Published: 2 Sep 2020 7:54 AM GMT

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu has decided to give the Thomas and Uber Cup badminton championships a miss. The tournament was slated to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from October 3 to 11, this year.

The current world champion, according to ANI has pulled out because of 'some personal reasons'.

According to The Hindu, "Sindhu has informed the Badminton Association of India about her decision to skip the event because of some personal reasons,"

Sindhu had originally planed to return to competitive action at the Thomas and Uber Cups but the coronavirus pandemic has made her 'extra cautious'.

Recently during an Instagram live, when Sindhu was asked about her inspiration, she said: "Dad inspired me to play sports". "When I am on the court I think about myself and my expectations and not what others' expectations are," Sindhu said in response to a question about stress management.

She is currently training at the SAI-Gopichand Academy under Korean coach Park Tae-Sang and national coach Pullela Gopichand, along with Kidambi Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and N Sikki Reddy .

The four from the eight picked for the national camp, Saina Nehwal, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty and Ashwini Ponappa have not yet turned up.

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