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Jwala in BAI coaches panel

G. Jwala.

G. Jwala.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Eminent players, including G. Jwala, Arvind Bhat and Chetan Anand, have been included in the coaches panel prepared by Badminton Association of India). While P. Gopi Chand is the chief national coach, BAI has selected 19 others to coach the men’s singles players across the country in different zones. There are 12 others for men’s doubles and four coaches for women’s doubles. There are 10 women coaches in the juniors’ panel, which includes Sayali Gokhale and Trupti Murgunde.

Coaches panel:

Seniors: Men’s singles: P. Gopi Chand (chief national coach), Siddharth Jain, Amrish Shinde, Utsav Mishra, Abhijit Nammapally, Anil Kumar, Sachin Rana, Hersen, Surender Mahajan, Chetan Anand, U. Vimal Kumar, Umender Rana, Dipankar Bhattacharjee, Ravinder Singh, Arvind Bhat, Anup Sridhar, Shrikant Bakshi, George Thomas, Marcos Bristow and Mitesh Hazarnis.

Men’s doubles: Uday Pawar, Vijay Deep Singh, Ajay Kanwar, Arun Vishnu, Suranjan Bhobora, Anand Khare, Akshay Dewalkar, Sanave Thomas, rupesh Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Surinder Kumar and Virender Kumar. Women’s doubles: G. Jwala, Madhumita Bisht, Pradnya Gadre and Oli Deka

Juniors: Men’s singles: Sanjay Mishra (chief national coach), Nikhil Kanetkar, Anshuman Hazarika, Bahiman Borah, Venkatesh, Tanveer Gill, B.N. Sudhakar, Sudhir Singh, C.H. Kiran, Kiran Makode, Jibi Verghese, Antony Jacob, Shibu Gopidas, Govardhan Reddy, G. Sudhakar Reddy, D.K. Sen, Prem Lal, Neeraj Kumar, J.V.S. Vidyadhar, Abhinn Shyam Gupta, Sagar Chopra.

Women’s singles: Trupti Murugunde, Hufrish Nariman, Deepthi, Sayali Gokhale, Manjusa Kanwar, Ankur Chandoka, Nancy Tandon, Sarada Reddy, Neelima Choudhury, Poonam Tewari.

Advisors: S.M. Arif, Sanjeev Sachdeva, Roshan Lal Nahar and Ganguli Prasad.

Srikanth in top 10

Riding on his back-to-back Super Series triumphs, India’s K. Srikanth broke back into the top 10 at eighth in the latest world badminton rankings released on Thursday. He now has 58,583 points.


Among other Indian men, B. Sai Praneeth has moved up a place to 15th, while Ajay Jayaram lost a spot to be 16th. H.S. Prannoy also dropped two places to 23rd.

In women’s singles, P.V. Sindhu dropped a rung to World No. 5, while Sania Nehwal has gained a spot to be at 15th.

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