Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi: Indian preparations for the Thomas and Uber Cup received a huge boost with World champion PV Sindhu, making herself available for the tournament.
Sindhu had earlier expressed her inability to be part of the team for the tournament due to personal reasons,
However the Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Himanta Biswa intervened and personally called on the world champion urging her to reconsider her decision in the interest of trhe team and the nation.
After receiving the call Sindhu changed her earlier decision and agreed to be part of the team
Sindhu’s presence in the squad for October 3-11 event will bolster Team India’s chances.
“I have requested @Pvsindhu1 to join the team as we have a favourable draw and have the best chance to take a shot at a medal at the ThomasUberCup. She has agreed and will prepone her family function so that she can be part of the Indian Team and play for the country,” the BAI President Himanta Biswa Sarma informed through his Twitter handle today.
26 Indian shuttlers have currently been shortlisted and the final team selection will be done on September 17 for the upcoming Thomas and Uber Cup.