World champion P V Sindhu has agreed to compete in next month’s Thomas and Uber Cup. This after deciding to pull out of the event earlier due to personal reasons. Stated by national federation’s president Himanta Biswa Sarma.
“I have requested @Pvsindhu1 to join the team as we have a favourable draw and have the best chance to take a shot at a medal at the ThomasUberCup,
She has agreed and will prepone her family function so that she can be part of the Indian Team and play for the country.” Badminton Association of India (BAI) chief Biswa Sarma tweeted.
Both the men’s and women’s teams are seeded fifth in the tournament.
The prestigious tournament, to be held in in Aarhus, Denmark from October 3 to 11. Intially scheduled to be held from May 16-24 but was postponed to August 15-23. But changed due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The BAI has shortlisted 26 Indian shuttlers for the national camp. This begun at P Gopichand academy in Hyderabad. Final team selection will be done on September 17.