World champion and double Olympics medallist P.V. Sindhu is a notable absentee in the Indian squads named by the Badminton Association of India for the Thomas and Uber Cup finals in Denmark from October 9 to 17.

She is not part of the Sudirman Cup, to be held in Finland from September 26, either.

The star Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and B Sai Praneeth will spearhead women’s and men’s teams respectively.

A senior BAI official informed Sportstar that Sindhu had written to the BAI last week that she would be taking a break from the competitive circuit.

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