Both Indian males’s and girls’s crew are seeded fifth within the event.© AFP
India have been handed comparatively straightforward attracts within the twice rescheduled Thomas and Uber Cup Finals slated to be held from October three to 11 in Aarhus, Denmark. The Indian males’s crew has been positioned in Group C alongside 2016 champions Denmark, Germany and Algeria, whereas the ladies’s aspect has been clubbed with 14-time winners China, France and Germany in group D within the draw which was staged at BWF headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on Monday. Both the lads’s and girls’s crew are seeded fifth within the event, in accordance with the BWF launch.
Indonesia, 13-time former champions, and six-time former winner Japan will headline as the highest seeds for the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup respectively. The prestigious occasion was initially scheduled to be held from May 16-24 however was postponed to August 15-23 earlier than lastly rescheduling it in October as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
No event has been potential since BWF had shut down their World Tour and different sanctioned tournaments following the completion of the All-England in March as a result of world well being disaster.
BWF Chief Operating Officer Stuart Borrie mentioned: “We acknowledge the many disruptions this year to our calendar but we would like to assure you that the BWF continues to monitor the ongoing developments surrounding COVID-19 and to plan for a safe return to international badminton.
“We belief everybody inside the badminton group is protecting secure and properly and getting ready for the return to worldwide competitors.”
In Thomas and Uber Cup Final, the highest two groups in every group on the finish of the group stage will make it to the knock-out spherical. The Indian males’s and girls’s groups had failed to achieve the knockout stage within the final version in 2018.
The Indian girls’s crew had misplaced to champion China within the semifinal stage within the 2016 version of Uber Cup. They additionally reached the semifinal within the 2014 New Delhi version.
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