Shuttlers seek Sushma’s help in Canadian visa delay
New Delhi, 07 Jun: Shuttlers H.S. Prannoy and N. Sikki Reddy sought External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s intervention ahead of the Canada Open Grand Prix. It has been learnt that some of the players are yet to receive their passports and visas from the Canadian High Commission. Canada Open Grand Prix is scheduled from 11th to 16th of July.
7th Senior National Hockey Championship 2017 (MEN) – “B” Division
Glasgow, 28 Nov: Top seed Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy went down fighting to the Malaysian pair of Goh Soon Huat and Shevon Jemie Lai in the summit clash of USD 55,000 Scottish Open Grand Prix 2016 here at the Emirates Arena on Sunday.
The Indian mixed doubles pair lost 13-21, 21-18, 21-16 in a match which lasted for 57 minutes. The Indians were unable to close out the match, after leading 16 – 12 in the final game only to allow the Malaysian pair to win 9 points in a row and with that the match. Even in the second game they squandered the lead, after winning the first game comfortable.
A silver medal finish at the Scottish Open for the pair will certainly help them gain few valuables points as they try to break into top 20. Pranaav and Sikki had won the Brazil Grand Prix in September and Russian Open in October this year.