The national coaching camp for the shuttlers preparing for the forthcoming Thomas and Uber Cup will be held at the Gopi Chand Academy here from September 7 to 27.

The camp will be for 26 shuttlers including London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal, her husband-cum-coach P. Kashyap (who was not in the list of eight Olympic probables called for a camp from August 7).

However, India’s leading doubles pair of R. Satwiksairaj (who tested COVID-19 positive recently) and Chirag Shetty, Sourabh Verma, Sameer Verma and H. S. Prannoy will not be attending the camp for different reasons.

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It may be mentioned here that world champion P. V. Sindhu had already pulled out of the championship for personal reasons. Importantly, in the wake of the nervous experience when doubles shuttler N. Sikki Reddy and physio Ch. Kiran first tested…

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