New Delhi, Sept 3: Olympic silver-medallist, PV Sindhu will not take part in next month’s Thomas and Uber Cup Finals due to “personal reasons” and could also miss the subsequent Super 750 tournaments in Denmark.
The Thomas and Uber Cup Finals will be conducted from October 3 to 11 in Aarhus, Denmark which is the first tournament in the revised calendar, which was launched by the sport’s governing body BWF last week.
“Sindhu will not be able to participate in the Thomas and Uber Cup Finals due to some personal reasons. She has some personal work, so unfortunately she will have to skip the event. We have informed the Badminton Association of India about her decision,” Sindhu's father PV Ramana. Sindhu, who has been training at the national badminton camp in Hyderabad, had been planning to participate in the prestigious tournament.
The Thomas and Uber Cup Finals will be followed by the Denmark Open I (October 13-18) and Denmark Masters (October 20-25). Her father added that she might not be able to participate in the Denmark tournament. “Actually that is also (in doubt) … I mean the entries have been sent for both the events, but it depends on her personal work if she would be able to play both or not. She may have to skip one tournament in Denmark. If she can complete her personal work then she will play one.”
Sindhu had resumed training last month under the supervision of Korean coach Park Tae-Sang after the Sports Authority of India (SAI) allowed the national camp for eight Olympic hopefuls following approval from the Telangana government on August 1.
Besides Sindhu, world championship bronze medallist B Sai Praneeth, former world no. 1 Kidambi Srikanth and women’s doubles player N Sikki Reddy are the only ones currently training at the SAI-Pullela Gopichand Academy.