#Badminton

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The ban will see several Indian badminton players, including the likes of PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, miss out on their Tokyo 2021 participation chances. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • The Malaysian open is slated to take place from May 25 to May 30
  • A travel ban on Indian citizens was inroduced on April 28
  • The last chance of qualification to Tokyo Olympics 2021 is the Singapore Open

.Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Padukone was the first Indian to win All England Championships title in 1980. (Photo credit: Twitter/@padukoneprakash)

  • Prakash Padukone was hospitalised in Bangalore after testing COVID-19 positive
  • His wife and daughter Aneesha have also tested COVID-19 positive 
  • The 65-year-old has reportedly taken his first vaccine dose

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
With COVID-19 cases rising, many top players have withdrawn from the Olympic ranking event. (Photo Credits: Representative Image/ Unsplash)

  • The India Open Super 500 tournament was postponed due to raging COVID-19 pandemic in the country on Monday
  • India Open was scheduled to be held behind closed doors in the national capital from May 11 to 16
  • Syed Modi Super 300 event was also cancelled in the revised calendar

.Mumbai
(Photo Credits: Unsplash)

  • Thomas Cup and Uber cup are prestigious trophies of Badminton
  • The Uber Cup represents the Women World Badminton
  • The 2021 Thomas & Uber Cup will be the 31st edition of the Thomas Cup and the 28th edition of the Uber Cup

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
This will be the second marriage for both Jwala Gutta and Vishnu Vishal. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ Jwala Gutta)

  • Jwala Gutta and Vishnu Vishal got engaged in September last year
  • Their wedding will be a private affair
  • "We thank you for all the love you have showered upon us over the years," the couple said

Olympics 2020 have been rescheduled to 2021. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Cricket was the first to hit the restart button in Indian sports with the IPL
  • Situations, however, have been different in other sports
  • With one boxer testing positive, India's entire campaign earlier in March in Spain got derailed

.Malaysia
Lee Zii Jia was hailed as a "hero" Monday after winning the All England Open. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The young Malaysian star defeated Denmark's Viktor Axelsen 30-29, 20-22, 21-9
  • On his way to victory, the 22-year-old also beat two-time world champion Kento Momota
  • Well done Lee Zii Jia! You are a national hero," Malaysian PM said

.Birmingham, UK
PV Sindhu lost against Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong in straight games to crash out of the ongoing All England Championship. (Photo credit: File Photo)

  • PV Sindhu lost 17-21, 9-21 against Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong
  • Sindhu had previously lost at the semifinal stage in 2018
  • Sindhu came into the tie with a 4-1 head-to-head record against 23-year-old Chochuwong

.Birmingham, UK
PV Sindhu will take on Japan's third seed Akane Yamaguchi in the All England Championship's quarterfinal. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Reigning world champion PV Sindhu defeated Denmark's Line Christophersen 21-8, 21-8
  • 19-year-old Lakshya Sen became the youngest Indian to reach the quarterfinals of the All England Championship
  • Sen recorded a 21-18, 21-16 win against France's Thomas Rouxel

.Birmingham, UK
Saina Nehwal was up against Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt (Photo credit: File/Instagram/nehwalsaina)

  • Saina Nehwal was trailing 8-21, 4-10 when she retired
  • Saina finished second best at the All England Championships in 2015
  • The former world no 1 complained of discomfort in her right thigh