The Badminton World Federation has officially announced the names of the players making up Team India for the upcoming Sudirman Cup 2017 to be held on the Gold Coast from 21-28 May.
The Sudirman Cup is the world’s premier mixed badminton championships and the historic Gold Coast event marks the first time it has been held in Australia.
Tournament Director Loke Poh Wong said, “The teams have now been announced and we are thrilled that the world’s best badminton stars are coming to the Gold Coast.”
The 14-member Indian team features Indian singles superstars P V Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram, men’s doubles players Manu Attri and Reddy Sumeeth and women’s doubles and mixed team players Ashwini Ponnappa, Reddy Sikki and Pranaav Jerry Chopra.
MEN: Manu Attri, Pranav Jerry Chopra, Ajay Jayaram, Srikanth Kidambi, H S Prannoy, Satwicksairaj Rankireddy, B Sumeeth Reddy, Chirag Shetty
WOMEN: Rituparna Das, K Maneesha, Saina Nehwal, Ashwini Ponnappa, P V Sindhu, N Sikki Reddy
The TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup 2017 is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism Events Queensland (TEQ), Gold Coast City Council and Badminton Australia.
Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games Kate Jones said the star line-up of international badminton players was sure to draw fans of the sport to Queensland.
“We are pleased to welcome competitors and supporters from around the world to our world-class Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre for this highly-anticipated event,” Ms Jones said.
“Our Government is committed to securing headline events like the Sudirman Cup in Queensland. This is the first major sporting competition to be hosted in this $105 million state-of-the-art facility ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games,” she added.
She said visitors are encouraged to stay on after the Sudirman Cup to explore the Gold Coast, which boasts a range of exciting visitor experiences including golden beaches, lush hinterland rainforests and world-class dining and retail offerings.
More than 500 million people worldwide are expected to tune in to watch the BWF TOTAL Sudirman Cup 2017. For more tournament information visit www.sudirmancup.com.au
TEAM INDIA QUALIFYING MATCHES
1. 12pm Monday 22 May: India vs Denmark
2. 6pm Tuesday 23 May: India vs Indonesia
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