Saina Nehwal is a popular badminton player however, she decides to skip the selection trials for the Asian Games and commonwealth games. The player says that she is not willing to exert her body by taking part in the trials.
She has recently returned from a tournament in Europe and the big is already on its way. The tournament where she says of skipping the trials is the big-ticket events like the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Another on the list is the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Saina is a popular badminton player and a two gold medalist for CWG and bronze medalist for the 2012 London Olympics. She informs her decision of skipping the trials by the Badminton Association of India (BAI).
She speaks about the same to one of the leading entertainment portals. Saina says, “I had written to them immediately after I came to know about the trials. I didn’t want my body to go through another tournament at a time when I had just returned from the European leg and just a little over a week remaining for the Asian Championships.”
Adding further she says, “It is slightly unsettling but it’s okay. I will keep fighting for the Olympics, in the other events and I have no issues if someone else is considered to be deserving and good enough to win a medal at Commonwealth Games and Asian Games.”
Saina feels that the players should be getting more time to prepare for the trials of the events.
“I honestly don’t understand the logic of having trials at this point. Why are there so many trials all of a sudden? It is not easy to perform, without experience at such a high level. Why do you need world ranking then?
“The international circuit is anyways crammed with so many tournaments and on top of it, such trials put necessary pressure. And they could have planned it better, say good 4-5 months, just two weeks back to inform them that it is not fair for anybody.”
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