Framed out of conflict; Samir, Kiran will fight for 1-4 positions

BAI Selection Trial: Made Out of Controversy; Samir, Kiran will fight for the post of 1-4. Top shuttler B Sai Praneeth’s hopes of making the Indian team for the upcoming big team event were dashed as he failed to climb to the top of Group 2A on the 3rd day of BAI’s selection trial here on Sunday. Follow BAI selection trial updates on InsideSport.IN

The world-ranked 19th-ranked, fast-growing Kiran lost 21-23, 21-11, 16-21 to George, who claimed the Odisha Open Super 100 title in January.

BAI Selection Trial: Made Out of Controversy; Samir, Kiran will fight for 1-4 positions

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Days later, inside the Indira Gandhi Stadium complex, KD Yadav defeated Ansal Yadav 21-16, 21-9 to become the second best in Group 2A.

Trials are being held to select teams for the Commonwealth Games, the Thomas and Uber Cups, and the Asian Games.

According to the format, the winners of the four groups in the second round will compete for the 1st to 4th rank in the round-robin format, with runners-up from each group competing for 5-8 positions and third place players. There will be targets for 9 to 12 positions.

The framed will compete for the next 5 to 8 ranks.

The Badminton Association of India has already given the responsibility of direct selection to Lakshya Sen and Kidambi Srikkanth as they are ranked in the top 15 and HS romance based on their recent performances on the international circuit.

BAI Selection Trial: Made Out of Controversy; Samir, Kiran will fight for 1-4 positions

Only one male singles player will be selected from the trials for the Asian Games and the Thomas Cup.

Kiran, who made the team for the Sudirman Cup and Thomas Cup after topping the qualifying trials in September last year, was on the verge of being re-elected after being unbeaten in 3 days.

A product of Prakash Padukone Academy, George emerged victorious after defeating national champion Sourav Verma 21-15 23-21 in his second match in stage 2A group.

George will now compete for 1st to 4th rank with Sameer Verma (winner of Stage 2D), Robi of Haryana (winner of Stage 2C) and Priyanshu Rajawat (winner of Stage 2B).

Former World No. 11 Sameer, who is recovering from a calf injury, defeated Raghu M 21-12 21-11 but lost to Maisnam Meraba 21-15, 19-21 11-21 in the third and final match. His team.

Sameer tied the knot with Mithun Manjunath with two wins and one defeat but managed to do so based on the difference between a win and a loss game.

BAI Selection Trial: Made Out of Controversy; Samir, Kiran will fight for 1-4 positions

The same is true for Priyanshu, who on the 2B stage Karti became the group winner after two wins and a loss like Gulshan Kumar.

Robi, on the other hand, emerged victorious in Stage 2C Group by defeating Alap Mishra and Arjun Rehani.

In the women’s singles, Akashi Kashyap, Asmita Chaliha, Aditi Bhatt, and Unnati Hooda emerged as the winners of Phase 2A, Phase 2B, Phase 2C, and Phase 2D, respectively, and will compete for positions 1 to 4.

In the women’s singles category, double Olympic medalist PV Sindhu has been given a direct berth at No. 7 in the world and another player will be selected for the CWG team, while there are three positions for the Uber Cup and Asian Games.

Malvika Bansod, who defeated Saina Nehwal at the India Open, was also out of contention for a spot after losing to Asmita and will now compete for 5th to 8th rank.

BAI Selection Trial: Made Out of Controversy; Samir, Kiran will fight for 1-4 positions

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