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Lakshya Sen, Malvika Bansod to Lead Indian Team in Badminton Asia Team Championships

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New Delhi: In the absence of senior players including PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth, India Open champion Lakshya Sen and Syed Modi International finalist Malvika Bansod will lead the Indian men’s and women’s teams in the Badminton Asia Team Championships to be played at Shah Alam, Malaysia from February 15-20.Also Read - Syed Modi International: PV Sindhu Enters Semis; HS Prannoy Bows Out

With many players recovering from Covid-19 or injuries, the Badminton Association of India continued to give importance to performances in the two All-India Ranking tournaments played in Chennai and Hyderabad last month in selecting players based on aggregate ranking points scored in the two events. Also Read - PV Sindhu, Lakshya Sen Enter Semifinals Of India Open

“We have been considering domestic tournaments for selection for a while now and selecting players in the top-25 world ranking directly. But with most senior players recovering from Covid and injury, it is a good opportunity for us to give the bench strength opportunities to make their mark in the tournament,” BAI secretary Ajay Singhania said in a statement. Also Read - Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami Honours Shuttler Lakshya Sen