Badminton World Federation

  • PV Sindhu drops out of top-10 of singles rankings 10-04-2014 04:21 PM

    New Delhi: A first round exit from the India Open last week means PV Sindhu drops a place to No.11 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released Thursday. Spain's Carolina Marin jumped three places to No.10, overtaking the Indian. Meanwhile, Saina Nehwal retained her No.8 spot....
  • Two-month Super Series break next season for elite shuttlers 06-04-2014 07:25 PM

    New Delhi: All England Championship will kickstart the World Super Series circuit in March next year as the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has decided to give a two-month break to the elite international shuttlers at the beginning of the new season. Maintaining its usual slot in the BWF calendar, the...
  • Parupalli Kashyap jumps to 24 in badminton rankings 20-03-2014 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: India's ace men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap has jumped a rung to the 24th spot in the latest Badminton World Federation rankings issued on Thursday. Kashyap had reached a career high of World No.6 last year but had been witnessing slump in form for quite sometime now, resulting in...
  • Saina Nehwal slides to eighth in world badminton rankings 13-03-2014 11:38 PM

    New Delhi: Struggling badminton player Saina Nehwal on Thursday lost a place to be eighth in the world rankings while her compatriot PV Sindhu managed to retain her ninth spot in the latest chart, issued by Badminton World Federation. Saina, the Olympic bronze medallist, has been enduring a a poor...
  • Saina Nehwal slips further, now 9th in BWF rankings 23-01-2014 05:09 PM

    New Delhi: India's Olympic bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal dropped a place to be at ninth position, while PV Sindhu retained her 11th spot in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings issued on Thursday. Saina's indifferent form continued with her defeat in the second round of Malaysia Open Super...
  • Saina Nehwal drops two places to World No. 8 in badminton rankings 19-12-2013 04:59 PM

    New Delhi: Saina Nehwal's poor form this season has also started showing in her rankings as the Olympic bronze medallist dropped two places to No.8 in the women's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. Saina dropped two places and was overtaken by South Korean Yeon...
  • Kashyap climbs a place to World No.13 12-09-2013 03:43 PM

    New Delhi: Parupalli Kashyap climbed up a place to 13th in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. Other Indian men's singles shuttlers in the top-25 include Ajay Jayaram, who retained No.20, and RMV Gurusaidutt, who also rose a place to 23. In the women's singles, Saina Nehwal...
  • BWF suspends Thai players for Canada Open brawl 06-08-2013 07:50 PM

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) banned Thai shuttler Bodin Issara for two years on Tuesday for his attack on former doubles partner Maneepong Jongjit during the final of the Canada Open last month. Maneepong was himself suspended for three months by the BWF disciplinary committee which upheld the punishments that...
  • WBF postpones India Open to January next year 23-07-2013 06:36 PM

    New Delhi: The USD 120,000 India Open Grand Prix Gold, which was scheduled to be held at Lucknow in December this year, has been postponed by a month to January next year by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). Since its inception in 2009, the India Open tournament -- named after...
  • India Grand Prix Gold shifted to January 23-07-2013 04:44 PM

    New Delhi: India's second biggest badminton tournament, the India Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow has been postponed by a month to January by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). "We prefer a January slot for the tournament because many Europeans skipped it as it was played during the Christmas break. Now...
  • Saina Nehwal gains a place to be World No.3 27-06-2013 05:31 PM

    New Delhi: Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal gained a place to be World No.3 in women's singles in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. Apart from Saina two other Indian shuttlers figure in the top 50. While P.V. Sindhu remains at 12, Nagpur girl Arundhati Pantawane...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu retain rankings 13-06-2013 06:35 PM

    New Delhi: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal retained her second position in the world rankings despite making the quarterfinal exit at the Thailand Open in the women's singles. Rising teen sensation, P V Sindhu has also maintained her 11th position and is just a step short of breaking into...
  • Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen elected Badminton World Federation president 18-05-2013 03:59 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton's world governing body (BWF) will create a separate commission to deal with match-fixing problems, Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen said after being elected president on Saturday. Denmark's 1996 Olympic men's singles gold medallist Hoyer Larsen beat Indonesian Justian Suhandinata to claim the role after an election at the BWF...
  • Lin Dan gets World Championships wildcard 09-05-2013 04:25 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Four-time champion Lin Dan of China will defend his World Championship title in August, courtesy a wildcard given by the the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Thursday. The BWF's Committee of Management (COM) for the World Championships voted unanimously to award the legendary men's singles player a wildcard for...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu retain rankings 09-05-2013 04:17 PM

    New Delhi: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu retained their women's singles rankings in the list released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. Saina is currently at No. 2 while Sindhu, with her win in Malaysia last week, stayed put at 13th. Parupalli Kashyap is the highest...
  • Badminton players to get two challenges per match 07-05-2013 02:33 PM

    Mumbai: Shuttlers will be allowed two challenges when badminton uses technology to rule on contentious decisions for the first time at next month's Indonesia Open, the governing body of the sport said. The system, featuring ultra-slow motion cameras, will allow players to review line calls and umpire overrules, the Badminton...
  • Kashyap drops out of top-10, Sindhu moves up 02-05-2013 05:31 PM

    New Delhi: After achieving a career-high of World No.6 last week, Parupalli Kashyap dropped out of the men's singles top-10 in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday. Due to a first round exit at the recently concluded India Open, Kashyap dropped five places to be ranked 11. But...
  • Saina, Kashyap retain rankings 18-04-2013 04:18 PM

    New Delhi: World No.2 Saina Nehwal retained her place in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released on Thursday. City-mate P.V. Sindhu currently playing in the Badminton Asia Championships in Taipei also kept her 16th place. London Olympics quarter-finalist Parupalli Kashyap, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram and Sourabh Verma...
  • Shuttler Kashyap climbs to top 20 in BWF rankings 23-11-2012 02:15 PM

    New Delhi: London Olympics quarterfinalist Parupalli Kashyap jumped three places in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings to be placed at 20. The 26-year-old Kashyap, who lost in the second round of Hong Kong Open Super Series on Thursday, is currently a notch lower than his best world...
  • Saina Nehwal retains third place in rankings 16-11-2012 06:03 PM

    New Delhi: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal retained her third place in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's rankings released on Friday. Saina recently lost in the final of the French Open Super Series to Japan's Minatsu Mitani after winning the Denmark Open Super Series Premier in October. Another...