Daily Archives: August 8, 2013

Hawk Eye to be introduced in Badminton next year

Hawk Eye concept which has been tested well in cricket as well as tennis is going to be introduced in all tournaments at international level in 2014.

Instant Review System in Badminton

Instant Review System in Badminton

Hawk Eye refers to the technology based decision review system, which will allow players to question line calls which can be reviewed using the snapshots taken by the camera.

This was tested earlier in the Indonesian Open and it appears to be maturing to be ready for full time usage in major tournaments within a year. The plan though is just to use this during the semi-finals and finals of major tournaments to begin with, and then over a period of time, with the maturing of the technology, to push it to other tournaments as well as earlier rounds.

As discussed in the earlier post on this topic, anything that will help improve the quality of the game as well as increase the excitement levels in the viewership is welcome in badminton :-)

 

 

Indian Badminton Junior Players World Rankings as of 7th August 2013

Let us see how our Indian junior players ranked overall in the World Badminton Federation (BWF) Junior rankings this week.

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Here is a quick look at the latest rankings within Top 50 players in badminton world junior rankings this week.

Badminton world junior rankings of this week is same as the last week.

  • Three Indians in Men’s Singles Juniors
  • Three Indians in Women’s Singles Juniors
  • Two Indian teams in Men’s Doubles Juniors
  • Two Indian players in Women’s Doubles Juniors
  • Two Indian players in Mixed Doubles Juniors

Men’s Singles – Juniors

We have three Indians in the top 50 Men’s Singles Junior players in the world this week.

Harsheel Dani

Harsheel Dani

  • 5: Harsheel Dani remains unchanged on 5th position.
  • 14: Rohit Yadav remains unchanged on 14th position.
  • 21: Aditya Joshi also remains unchanged this week.

Women’s Singles – Juniors

We have three ladies in the top 50 Women’s Singles Junior players in the world this week.

Ruthvika Shivani

Ruthvika Shivani

  • 6: Ruthvika Shivani remains unchanged on 6th position
  • 19: Rituparna Das remains unchanged on 19th position.
  • 23: P.V.Sindhu remains unchanged this week.

Men’s Doubles – Juniors

We have two men from India in the Top 50 Men’s Doubles Junior players in the world this week.

  • 42: Santosh Ravuri remains unchanged on this week.
  • 45: Hema Nagendra Babu remains unchanged on 45th position.

Women’s Doubles – Juniors

We have two women from India in the Top 50 Women’s Doubles Junior players in the world this week.

  • 40: J.Meghana remains unchanged on 40th position.
  • 41: K.Maneesha remains unchanged this week.

Mixed Doubles – Juniors

We have two women from India in the Top 50 Mixed Doubles Junior players in the world this week.

  • 24: K.Maneesha remains unchanged on 24th position.
  • 42: J.Meghana also remains unchanged on 42nd position.

Lets hope we see more Indians in the top 50 in the future weeks.

Indian Badminton Players World Rankings As Of 7th August 2013

Let us see how our Indian players ranked overall in the World Badminton Federation (BWF) rankings this week.

Here is a quick look at the rankings within Top 50 players in badminton world rankings

  • Eight Indians in Men’s Singles
  • Two Indians in Women’s Singles
  • Two Indian teams in Men’s Doubles
  • Two Indian teams in Women’s Doubles
  • Two Indian teams in Mixed Doubles
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Badminton World Federation

 

Mens Singles

We have Eight Indians in the top 50 Mens Singles players in the world this week. Congratulations to H.S.Prannoy for coming into the top 50 again in Mens Singles category.

H.S.Prannoy

H.S.Prannoy

  • 17: Parupalli Kashyap has dropped from 13th to 17th position.
  • 21: R.M.V.Gurusaidutt has improved one position from 21st to 20th position.
  • 24: Ajay Jayaram also remained unchanged on 24th position.
  • 36: Sourabh Varma has remained unchanged on 36th position.
  • 37: Sai Praneeth has improved three points from 40th to 37th position.
  • 38: K.Srikanth also improved three points from 41st position to 38th position.
  • 39: Anand Pawar the biggest jump this week. He moved up by 4 positions.
  • 46: H. S. Prannoy had also the greatest jump this week. He moved up by 5 positions.

Women’s Singles

We have two ladies now in the top fifty women players in the world this week.

Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal

  • 4: Saina Nehwal dropped one position this week.
  • 12: P.V.Sindhu has remain unchanged in the 12th position.

Men’s Doubles

We have two men’s doubles teams from India in the top fifty men’s doubles players in the world this week.

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar in action

Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar in action

  • 40: Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar both remain unchanged on 40th position.
  • 44: Arun Vishu and Tarun Kona remain unchanged at 44th position this week also.
Tarun Kona and Arun Vishnu

Tarun Kona and Arun Vishnu

Women’s Doubles

We have two Women’s Doubles teams from India in the top fifty Women’s Doubles players in the world this week.

Ashwini and Pradnya

Ashwini and Pradnya

  • 26: Ashwini Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre have improved one position from 27th to 26th  position this week.
  • 46: Aparna Balan and Siki Reddy remain unchanged at 46th position this week.

Mixed Doubles

We have two Indian teams in Mixed Doubles from India in the top 50.

Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa

Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa

  • 30: Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa remain unchanged at the 30th position.
  • 41: Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan also remain unchanged at at 41st position.

Lets hope we see more Indians in the top 50 in the future weeks.