Indian badminton star PV Sindhu pulls out of major championship for personal reasons

© The Hindu.
© The Hindu.

New Delhi, India, September 3, 2020: World champion PV Sindhu has decided to pull out of the Thomas and Uber Cup badminton championship to be held in Aarhus, Denmark from October 3-11.

“Sindhu has informed the Badminton Association of India about her decision to skip the event due to personal reasons,” a senior official of BAI told The Hindu newspaper.

The Thomas and Uber Cup would have been the first international competition for Sindhu since the coronavirus-induced shutdown in world badminton. 

Sindhu, Rio 2016 silver medalist, has been extra cautious while training daily at the Sports Authority of India-Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad under the supervision of Korean coach Park Tae-sang and chief national coach P. Gopichand.

London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal has been training at a private academy with her husband and former Commonwealth Games gold medallist P. Kashyap.