Sai Praneeth to spearhead Indian problem at Australian launch badminton

SYDNEY: clean from his semifinal appearance in New Zealand and in the absence of the true guns, B Sai Praneeth will lead the Indian problem at the Australian begin HSBC BWF World Tour tremendous 300, beginning on Wednesday.established stars comparable to PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and Ashwini Ponnappa aren’t part of the tournament.

of their absence, Sai Praneeth and the men’s doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy will lead India’s campaign.

a few massive names have pulled out of the low-key tournament.

Manu-Sumeeth were seeded third and may launch their crusade towards Australian pair of Lukas Defolky and Michael Fariman.

The other Indian guys’s doubles pair of Arjun MR and Ramchandran Shlok will meet Australians Tam Raymond and Eric Vuong.

yet another Indian guys’s doubles pair of Rohan Kapoor and Shivam Sharma will meet Malaysians Tang Jie Chen and Goh soon Huat whereas eighth seeds Francis Alwin¬† and okay Nandagopal will face Tae In Jung and Hwi Tae Kim.

within the guys’s singles, World No.18 Praneeth has been passed a correct seeding and he will meet Israel’s Misha Zilberman within the opening circular.

Fourth seed Sameer Verma faces New Zealand’s Abhinav Manota whereas Sourabh Verma will take on Takuma Ueda of Japan. Ajay Jayaram will face japanese Riichi Takeshita whereas Lakshya Sen will take on Hong Kong seventh seed Lee Cheuk Yiu. within the ladies’s singles, Sai Uttejitha Rao Chukka will meet japanese Ayumi Mine and Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli will tackle Indonesia’s Yulia Yosephin Susanto. Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka will meet Georgina Bland of England. within the ladies’s doubles, J Meghana and Poorvisha S Ram will face Maggie Chan and Jodee Vega of Australia.

HSBC on Wednesday dominated out rescuing the troubled Singapore launch and said they wouldn’t sponsor to any extent further tournaments in Asia.

Weeks forward of the $eight.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, the British bank’s sponsorship chief instructed AFP that it already had a.”excellent stability” of golf activities in the place.

World sports community, promoters of the Singapore open, pointed out in July the experience will go on a hiatus this year and will be held in early 2014. Barclays pulled out its sponsorship final yr.

4da1a46ec20cf93ee5c846a51e04f0ed.”It is not whatever thing we study as a result of we’ve a really world-class golf event in Singapore — the HSBC ladies’s Champions,” Giles Morgan, HSBC’s community head of sponsorship and activities, advised AFP on the sidelines of a sports convention within the metropolis-state.

4da1a46ec20cf93ee5c846a51e04f0ed.”remaining yr 49 out of the suitable 50 golfers got here to that adventure,” Morgan stated.

4da1a46ec20cf93ee5c846a51e04f0ed.”We do not should sponsor new golf tournaments. Having one in Singapore and one in Shanghai is a perfect balance for us.”

British bank Barclays did not renew its sponsorship of the Singapore start after remaining year’s $6 million event, which changed into one of the crucial vicinity’s richest but struggled to appeal to a premier box.