HYDERABAD: The likes of PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, and Kidambi Srikanth will quickly be visible in movement exterior as Badminton World Federation (BWF) is set pass the game out of the indoor stadia.
All those years, badminton has been played handiest inner halls and indoor venues. Since the trip can’t be managed, no one gave it a notion to strive the game outside.
However, it’s learned that BWF, which has been running on this idea for the closing 5 years can be making an important assertion at the Tianhe Gymnasium, Guangzhou, China concerning outdoor badminton.
BWF president and 1996 Olympic gold medallist Poul-Erik Hoyer and his team will define the plans on Monday.
This formidable new improvement undertaking has been specifically designed to create a more range of opportunities for every age. The sport that’s now confined to Hova courts will now be played on one of a kind surfaces like hard court, grass, sand surfaces, and a beach version is likewise on the anvil.
BWF and its predominant sponsor HSBC are extremely excited about the effect this new improvement would have. BWF is looking forward to outdoor badminton to be more interesting than the indoor model. Since an indoor stadium can seat most effective three,000 to five,000 human beings, shifting the sport exterior can growth the spectator count manifold, is what they experience.
It is learned that the arena body had trialed outdoor badminton for the duration of the Singapore Open currently.
Pullela Gopichand, leader train of the Indian crew, became excited about this new improvement. “We are aware of this development. It is an exciting idea. They were experimenting with it for pretty some time. Outdoor badminton could be interesting and may draw more crowds,” Gopichand told ToI, adding that he is curious to look how the arena body could enforce it.
Experts also are of the opinion that outdoor recreation will attract more sponsors but new gadget ought to be used, probably remodeled shuttles and racquets to fit air stress outside.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Badminton superstar Lee Chong Wei will pass over the World Championships in August after falling down the scores following an extended absence because of most cancers, a professional said on Wednesday.
It means the Malaysian former international number one loses the risk to win the sector identify for the primary time, and deals some other blow to his fading hopes of competing within the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Michelle Chai, a standard supervisor of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), stated Lee — presently ranked 113 in the international — might now not play inside the championships in Switzerland from August 19-25.
“Lee Chong Wei might not participate within the world championship as he currently does now not qualify on merit,” she said.
The United States can ship most of two gamers who are within the world top one hundred fifty and there are Malaysians presently above Lee — Lee Zii Jia and Liew Daren.
BAM president Norza Zakaria showed the frame could endorse gamers based on scores released on the end of April.
“As we recognize, Chong Wei isn’t part of the list and he’s nonetheless operating on his fitness,” he changed into quoted as announcing via The Star newspaper.
“The precedence for Chong Wei now is for him to recover from his ailments, so let’s consciousness on that first.”
The triple Olympic silver medallist has been out when you consider that July last 12 months when he turned into diagnosed with an early-stage nose most cancers.