Friday, May 12, 2023

Indian shuttlers' visas for the Sudirman Cup are approved by China

China clears Indian shuttlers’ visas for Sudirman Cup

 Delhi, India: Indian badminton players and instructing staff can hurl a moan of help. Their outing to Suzhou in China for the Sudirman Cup was affirmed following the consummation of their biometrics at the Chinese consulate in Delhi on Monday. Sources have informed TOI that the visas are anticipated to be processed on Tuesday.

On Monday evening, the contingent members and players returned to Hyderabad. On Wednesday, they will travel to Bengaluru, where they will board their flight to Shanghai in the evening. The competition is planned from May 14-21.

India's driving players, including double cross Olympic medallist PV Sindhu, World No. 9 HS Prannoy and Asian Titles copies title victors Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, are essential for the 23-part solid contingent.

Two days earlier, TOI reported that the players had not received their tournament visas despite the Badminton Association of India (BAI) following up with the Chinese embassy on numerous occasions.

It has been learned that the Indian government discussed the matter diplomatically with the Chinese foreign ministry delegation, which was in India to attend the meeting of SCO foreign ministers in Goa.

The Chinese embassy informed the BAI on Monday about the processing of visas and the appointment time for biometrics after the government intervened. The matter had additionally been taken up with the Badminton World League (BWF) - the game's worldwide overseeing body.

"It has unquestionably come as a help to everybody. We were stressed over missing the competition this time. A source stated, "Based on our players' recent performances in team events, India are one of the favorites to win the trophy."

India had equipped for the Sudirman Cup subsequent to winning bronze at the Badminton Asia blended group titles in February.

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