Saina Nehwal top attraction in Odisha Open beginning on January 25

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Saina
has
been
seeded
first
in
the
women’s
singles
while
Parupalli
Kashyap
is
the
top
seed
in
men’s
singles
of
the
tournament
to
be
played
at
Jawaharlal
Nehru
Indoor
Stadium.

More
than
300
players
from
17
countries
are
participating
in
this
tournament.
The
event
begins
with
the
qualifying
round
on
Tuesday
(January
25)
and
will
continue
till
January
30.

The
tournament,
a
BWF
event,
is
being
organised
jointly
by
the
state
sports
and
youth
service
department,
Badminton
Association
of
India
and
its
Odisha
unit.

“It
is
a
matter
of
pride
for
our
state
to
host
such
a
prestigious
sports
event,”
Odisha
sports
minister
T
K
Behera
said.

As
the
tournament
is
played
as
per
the
COVID-19
guidelines,
no
spectators
will
be
allowed
to
enter
the
stadium.

COVID-19
tests
of
all
players,
technical
officials
and
volunteers
have
been
conducted,
after
their
arrival
here.
Only
those
found
COVID-19
negative
will
be
allowed
to
enter
the
stadium.

The
matches
would
be
played
in
five
categories

men’s
singles,
women’s
single,
men’s
doubles,
women’s
doubles
and
mixed
doubles.

“About
350
players
from
as
many
as
17
countries
from
across
the
world
will
participate
in
five
events
in
this
tournament,
in
which
there
has
been
a
toral
prize
money
of
75,000
US
dollar,”
said
Girish
Nattu,
deputy
chief
referee
of
the
tournament.

“I
am
glad
that
organisers
have
made
excellent
arrangements
to
make
this
international
badminton
tournament
a
grand
success
and
I
am
sure
many
more
such
tournament
will
come
to
Odisha
in
future
days,”
Nattu
added.

  • Yonex-Sunrise
    India
    Open
    2022:
    Bansod
    upsets
    Nehwal
    to
    reach
    quarters;
    Chaliha,
    Kashyap,
    Sindhu
    in
    Round
    of
    8
  • India
    Open
    2022:
    Saina
    Nehwal
    starts
    on
    a
    winning
    note;
    Malvika
    Bansod,
    HS
    Prannoy
    advance
    to
    second
    round
  • Want
    to
    see
    what
    all
    injuries
    my
    body
    can
    cope
    with,
    says
    Saina
    Nehwal
  • Happy
    in
    my
    space,
    god
    bless
    him

    Saina
    Nehwal
    accepts
    Siddharth’s
    apology
  • I
    used
    to
    like
    him
    as
    an
    actor
    but
    this
    was
    not
    nice:
    Saina
    Nehwal
    on
    actor
    Siddharth’s
    remark
  • Yearender
    2021:
    Lakshya
    Sen
    shines;
    Srikanth
    makes
    a
    comeback;
    Sindhu’s
    record-breaking
    show
  • Srikanth-Kean
    Yew
    face-off
    on
    card
    as
    Yonex-Sunrise
    India
    Open
    2022
    draws
    announced
  • BWF
    World
    Championships:
    Indian
    medal
    winners
    in
    badminton’s
    marquee
    event
  • Injury-plagued
    Saina
    Nehwal
    pulls
    out
    of
    World
    Championships,
    expects
    to
    resume
    training
    mid-December
  • French
    Open
    Badminton
    2021:
    Sindhu,
    Lakshya
    win,
    Srikanth
    bows
    out
    as
    Saina
    retires
    midway
  • Denmark
    Open
    2021:
    Lakshya
    Sen
    sails
    into
    second
    round,
    Saina
    Nehwal,
    HS
    Prannoy
    exit
  • Sindhu
    should
    prioritise
    winning
    All
    England
    title:
    Padukone

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