NEW DELHI: Gayatri Gopichand, a rising Indian doubles player. Withdrew from the upcoming Uber Cup Finals after being recommended to rest due to a hip joint problem.
Sanjay Mishra, secretary of the Badminton Association of India (BAI). Confirmed the news to PTI on Thursday.On Sunday, the event will begin in Bangkok.
Gayatri Gopichand to miss Uber Cup due to Injury
Gayatri, who plays in the women’s doubles alongside Treesa Jolly, has been in excellent form recently. Putting up a string of strong results on the international and domestic circuits.
Her absence has further added to the Indian women’s team’s troubles. As the veteran duo of N Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponnappa had already withdrawn from the event after the former sustained an abdominal tear.
Following Sikki’s injury, the selectors included Simran Singh and Ritika Thakkar, who had finished fourth and fourth respectively in the selection trials.
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However, because the nature of Gayatri’s injury discover after the deadline for making any changes to the squad pass, no substitute could be appoint.
Gayatri and Treesa won their selection trials and were selected for the Indian squad for the Commonwealth Games, Uber Cup, and Asian Games.In March of this year, the duo advanced to the semifinals of the All England Championships.
While Gayatri was unable to go, Treesa joined the team in Bangkok on Wednesday. Tanisha Crasto, Shruti Mishra, Simran, and Ritika are the other doubles players in the team, in addition to Treesa.
PV Sindhu, Aakarshi Kashyap, Ashmita Chaliha, and Unnati Hooda are among the team’s singles players.
Uber Cup India in Group D along with South Korea, Canada, United States
In the Uber Cup Final, India is in Group D with South Korea, Canada, and the United States.
Meanwhile, H S Prannoy, a former top-10 player, recovered from a “minor ailment” that kept him away from the BAC in time for the Thomas Cup Final in Bangkok.