BADMINTON WORLD FEDERATION

  • Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth rise in rankings Yesterday

    New Delhi: Riding on their recent China Open title victories in Fuzhou, India's Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth rose up the ladder in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. While Olympic bronze medallist Saina jumped a place to No.4 in women's singles, Srikanth, who defeated two-time Olympic...
  • BWF suspends shuttler Lee Chong Wei over doping violation November 11, 2014

    Malaysia's world number one Lee Chong Wei has been provisionally suspended for an "apparent" anti-doping violation, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. ...
  • BWF suspends shuttler Lee Chong Wei over doping violation November 11, 2014

    Malaysia's world number one Lee Chong Wei has been provisionally suspended for an "apparent" anti-doping violation, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Tuesday. "The world-governing body has imposed this suspension due to an Adverse Analytical Finding of a sample taken at the BWF World Championships in August," the BWF said...
  • Saina Nehwal back among world's top five women shuttlers October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Star player Saina Nehwal has gained a place to be fifth in the latest Badminton World Federation women's singles rankings released here on Thursday. Saina improved her ranking, riding on her back-to-back quarter-final appearances at Denmark and French Open tournaments this month. In both the events, she lost to World...
  • Shuttler Srikanth Kidambi drops to World No.23 October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Rising Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has dropped a place to No.23 in the latest men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. However, recently crowned Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap has jumped a spot to No.27. There has been no change for Indian women's singles stars...
  • Saina drops to World No.9 in singles rankings June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal's decision to skip the Japan Open Super Series has cost her a place in the latest women's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday. The 24yearold Saina sits at World No.9 and is only one position above compatriot PV Sindhu,...
  • Badminton scoring format under review by BWF May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is reviewing the scoring system of the sport and there is a possibility that the format might change in the near future. The BWF will have a discussion about alternate options at its annual Member's Forum on Friday followed by the Annual General Meeting...
  • Srikanth, Kashyap slide in badminton rankings April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: India's leading men's singles shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap dropped a place each in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. While Srikanth slipped to 17th, Kashyap slide to 20th. Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu, however, retained their eighth and 10th positions in the women's singles...
  • PV Sindhu drops out of top-10 of singles rankings April 10, 2014

    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. Parupalli Kashyap's...
  • Two-month Super Series break next season for elite shuttlers April 6, 2014

    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 All...
  • Parupalli Kashyap jumps to 24 in badminton rankings March 20, 2014

    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 his...
  • Saina Nehwal slides to eighth in world badminton rankings March 13, 2014

    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 run...
  • Saina Nehwal slips further, now 9th in BWF rankings January 23, 2014

    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 Series...
  • Saina Nehwal drops two places to World No. 8 in badminton rankings December 19, 2013

    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 Ju...
  • Kashyap climbs a place to World No.13 September 12, 2013

    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 and PV...
  • BWF suspends Thai players for Canada Open brawl August 6, 2013

    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 the...
  • WBF postpones India Open to January next year July 23, 2013

    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 1982...
  • India Grand Prix Gold shifted to January July 23, 2013

    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 that...
  • Saina Nehwal gains a place to be World No.3 June 27, 2013

    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 broke...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu retain rankings June 13, 2013

    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...
  • PoulErik Hoyer Larsen elected Badminton World Federation president May 18, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton's world governing body (BWF) will create a separate commission to deal with matchfixing problems, PoulErik 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 May 9, 2013

    Kuala Lumpur: Fourtime 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 May 9, 2013

    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 ranked Indian...
  • Badminton players to get two challenges per match May 7, 2013

    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 ultraslow motion cameras, will allow players to review line calls and umpire overrules, the Badminton World...
  • Kashyap drops out of top10, Sindhu moves up May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: After achieving a careerhigh of World No.6 last week, Parupalli Kashyap dropped out of the men's singles top10 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 on the...
  • Saina, Kashyap retain rankings April 18, 2013

    New Delhi: World No.2 Saina Nehwal retained her place in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) women's singles rankings released on Thursday. Citymate P.V. Sindhu currently playing in the Badminton Asia Championships in Taipei also kept her 16th place. London Olympics quarterfinalist Parupalli Kashyap, Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram and Sourabh Verma also retained...
  • Saina slips to 3rd in rankings, Kashyap up to 9th March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal slipped down a place to be ranked third while Parupalli Kashyap jumped two places to be ninth in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday. Saina, who turns 23 on March 17, was overtaken by World Champion Yihan Wang in the women's singles...
  • Saina Nehwal rises to 2nd in BWF rankings January 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Olympic bronzemedallist Saina Nehwal attained a new high as she climbed to a careerbest second in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. Saina gained a rung to be second with 80091.7444 points. The Indian, who is currently competing in the Malaysia Open Super Series, is...
  • Shuttler Kashyap reaches careerbest ranking December 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Ace shuttler Parupalli Kashyap, who won the men's single title at the Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold on Sunday, jumped six places to reach his careerbest ranking of 14th in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday. The 26yearold won his maiden tierthree event in...
  • Shuttler Kashyap climbs to top 20 in BWF rankings November 23, 2012

    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 26yearold Kashyap, who lost in the second round of Hong Kong Open Super Series on Thursday, is currently a notch lower than his best world...