“Lakshya Sen and Malvika Bansod will lead the Indian men’s and women’s teams in the Badminton Asia Team Championships”.
The badminton association of India has announced a new team for this tournament giving priority to players who participated in the recent championships held in Chennai and Hyderabad based on their aggregate score.
Indian open winner Lakshya Sen along with Syed Modi international badminton championship finalist Malavika Bansod will be leading men’s and women’s teams respectively at the Badminton Asia Championships which are due to be played at Shah Alam in Malaysia from 15 to the 20th.
BAI secretary Ajay Singhania said in a statement “ we have been considering for selection for a while now and selecting players in the top 25 worlds ranking directly but with most senior players recovering from covid and injury it is a good opportunity for us to give the opportunity to the bench strength to make their mark in the tournament”
At the last Asia Team Championships in Manila, Philippines, the Indian men’s team had won the bronze medal while the women’s team had to withdraw because too many players didn’t want to travel.
with excerpts from ANI