All England Open 2021 Badminton Live Updates: PV Sindhu wins first round; Srikanth, Kashyap knocked out
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The prestigious All England Badminton Open Championships is back upon us yet again. One of the most prominent badminton tournament, the All England Open will be held from 17th March to 21st March at the Utilita Arena Birmingham this year.
Besides Sindhu, veteran Saina Nehwal is the only other Indian representation in women's singles. While, the men's singles will have HS Prannoy, Parupalli Kashyap, Sai Praneeth, Sameer Verma and Lakshya Sen in action along with Srikanth.
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- 17 March 2021 2:06 PM GMT
World No. 1 Kento Momota is back after 14 months since coming out from a horrific car crash in January 2020 after winning the Malaysian Masters.
Kashyap is currently ranked 26 in the world and has a head to head 0-4 record against Momota.
- 17 March 2021 2:01 PM GMT
We are few minutes away from the start of Round of 32 encounter between Japanese Kento Momota and Parupalli Kashyap.
Kidambi Srikanth on the other hand has started poorly against Nhat Nguyen losing 11-21. Nguyen is of Vietnamese origin but representing Ireland.
- 17 March 2021 1:18 PM GMT
India will be fielding a strong 19 member team at the All-England Badminton Open 2021. Check the schedule for Indian players here.
- 17 March 2021 10:43 AM GMT
In an exclusive interview with The Bridge, badminton legend Prakash Padukone shares his memories from the hallowed All England Open win in 1980 and speaks about the current crop of Indian badminton.
- 17 March 2021 10:01 AM GMT
The Indian badminton contingent has been cleared to participate in the All England Championships after the players, who had tested positive for COVID-19, returned negative in retests conducted by the governing body (BWF) on Wednesday. Three Indian shuttlers and a support staff had tested positive on Tuesday while a few were awaiting confirmation on their inconclusive samples, leaving the players without much practice ahead of the tournament.
- 17 March 2021 6:43 AM GMT
The proposal to appoint Reliance Industries Executive Director Nita Ambani as a visiting professor at the prestigious Benaras Hindu University has drawn flak. Many students have decided to lead to protests at the campus. Around 40 students of the university in Uttar Pradesh staged a demonstration outside the house of BHU Vice-Chancellor Rakesh Bhatnagar on Tuesday.
- 17 March 2021 5:34 AM GMT
Harmilan Kaur Bains of Punjab won the women's 1500m field that included PU Chitra from Kerala and Lili Das from West Bengal with a personal best time of 4:08.70 in the 24th National Federation Cup Senior Athletics Championships 2021 at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports complex.
It was the second-fastest time for a metric mile by an Indian woman, the National Record of 4:06.03 having been set by Sunita Rani in the Busan Asian Games back in October 2002.
- 17 March 2021 3:27 AM GMT
Coming back to All-England Open, Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap will have their task cut out in the first round. Saina will be up against the in-form Danish Mia Blichdeldt who was shown the exit door by PV Sindhu in the semi-finals of the Swiss Open just a week back.
Kashyap will face the World Number 1 Kento Momota from Japan who will be in action for the first time in this year.