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BAI pick 13-member team for China Masters

August 31, 2011 20:58 IST

A 13-member team, comprising seven men and six women, was on Wednesday selected by the Badminton Association of India to participate in the Li Ning China Masters Super Series tournament to be held in Changzhou, Jiangsu, China from September 13-18.

The eight-member selection committee, with BAI president Dr Akhilesh Dasgupta as its chairman, also selected the teams for the subsequent Yonex Japan Open Super Series event in Tokyo from September 20-25 and the preceding Yonex Chinese Taipei Open in Taiwan from September 6-11.

The other members of the selection panel are: Pradeep Gandhe, TPS Puri, P Gopichand, Abhin Shyam Gupta, Madhumita Bisht, Vimal Kumar and Dr Vijai Sinha, the convernor and BAI general secretary.

The teams would have a short camp at Bangalore and Hyderabad prior to taking part in these tournaments, according to Dr Sinha.

The teams:

Yonex Chines Taipei Open (Sep 6-11):

MEN:

1. Ajay Jayram (PSPB)

2. Manuu Attri (U.P.)

3. Jishnu Sanyal (A.I.)

WOMEN:

1. Aditi Mutatkar (PSPB)

2. PC Thulasi (KER)

COACH:

1. Siddharth Jain, National Coach (Tamil Nadu).

Li Ning China Masters (Sep 13-18):

MEN:

1. P Kashyap(PSPB)

2. Ajay Jayram (PSPB)

3. RMV Gurusaidutt(PSPB)

4. Anand Pawar (AI)

5. Sanave Thomas (KER)

6. Rupesh Kumar (PSPB)

7. V Diju (PSPB)

WOMEN:

1. Saina Nehwal (PSPB)

2. Jwala Gutta (PSPB)

3. Ashwani Ponappa (PSPB)

4. PC Tulasi (KER)

5. Arundhati Patwane (MAH)

6. Aditi Mutatkar (PSPB)

COACH:

1. Madhumita Bisht, Coach (Ex International Player), New Delhi.

2. Edwin Iriwan, Foreign Coach.

SUPPORTING STAFF:

1. Dr Kiran Challagundla, Physio (AP)

2. G Srinivas Rao Masseur (AP)

Yonex Japan Open (Sep 20-25):

MEN:

1. P Kashyap(PSPB)

2. Ajay Jayram (PSPB)

3. R M V Gurusaidutt(PSPB)

4. Anand Pawar (AI)

5. Sanave Thomas (KER)

6. Rupesh Kumar (PSPB)

7. V. Diju (PSPB)

WOMEN:

1. Saina Nehwal (PSPB)

2. Jwala Gutta (PSPB)

3. Ashwani Ponappa (PSPB)

4. P C Tulasi (KER)

5. Arundhati Patwane (MAH)

COACH:

1. Madhumita Bisht, Coach (Ex. International Player), New Delhi.

2. Edwin Iriwan, Foreign Coach.

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