Ace badminton player PV Sindhu – who had pulled out of the upcoming Thomas and Uber Cup in Denmark – has made and U-turn after the request from President Himanta Biswa Sarma and has now decided to play. Also Read - World Champion PV Sindhu Withdraws From Denmark Open 2020
BAI too has issued an official statement on PV Sindhu’s availability, “BAI President spoke with PV Sindhu and she has consented her availability and will be part of the Indian Team going for Thomas and Uber Cup. Also Read - Badminton: PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth to Lead India in Thomas & Uber Cup Final; BAI Cancels Preparatory Camp
In a tweet, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “I have requested PV Sindhu to join the team as we have a favourable draw and have the best chance to take a shot at a medal at the Thomas and Uber Cup. She has agreed and will prepone her family function so that she can be part of the Indian Team and play for the country.” Also Read - Jwala Gutta Gets Engaged to Vishnu Vishal, Badminton Star Reacts to Birthday Gift
Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap, Sai Praneeth, N Sikki Reddy, Ashwini Ponappa are also part of the national camp along with 7 coaches, 4 support staff and 3 sparring partners.
Earlier, ace India shuttler PV Sindhu had pulled out of the 2020 Thomas and Uber Cup citing “personal reasons”. Speaking to ANI, Sindhu’s father PV Ramana said that “Sindhu will not be participating in the 2020 Thomas and Uber Cup due to personal reasons”.
The World Champion shuttler returned to training last month with the start of the national camp for eight Olympic-bound athletes at the Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad.