With Olympic qualifications in sight, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced an eight-member squad to participate in the three tournaments that will take place in January 2021, in Bangkok.

Ever since the COVOD-19 outbreak, this will be the first time that the Olympic-bound elite shuttlers comprising the likes of P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will participate in an international tournament.

The team, consisting of Sindhu, Saina, B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, Chirag Shetty, Ashwini Ponappa and N. Sikki Reddy will begin their campaign with the Yonex Thailand Open from January 12-17.

That will be followed by Toyota Thailand Open (January 19-24) and then the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals which is re-scheduled for January 27-31.

Srikanth is the only player to have featured in an international tournament during the COVID-19 panemic period as he had made a…

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