Badminton: India have been handed relatively easy attracts in the twice rescheduled Thomas and Uber Cup Finals slated to be held from October three to 11 in Aarhus, Denmark.
The Indian males’s workforce 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 in the draw which was staged at BWF headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
Both the lads’s and ladies’s workforce are seeded fifth in the event, based on 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 because of the 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 because of the international well being disaster.
BWF Chief Operating Officer Stuart Borrie stated: “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 throughout the badminton neighborhood is conserving secure and nicely and making ready for the return to worldwide competitors.”
In Thomas and Uber Cup Final, the top two teams in each group at the end of the group stage will make it to the knock-out round.
The Indian men’s and women’s teams had failed to reach the knockout stage in the last edition in 2018.
The Indian women’s team had lost to champion China in the semifinal stage in the 2016 edition of Uber Cup. They also reached the semifinal in the 2014 New Delhi edition.
THOMAS CUP (MEN)
Group A: Indonesia, Malaysia, Holland and England.
Group B: China, Taiwan, Australia and France.
Group C: Denmark, India, Germany and Algeria.
Group D: Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Canada.
UBER CUP (WOMEN)
Group A: Japan, Taiwan, Egypt and Spain.
Group B: Korea, Indonesia, Australia and Malaysia.
Group C: Thailand, Denmark, Scotland and Canada.
Group D: China, India, France and Germany