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BAI Announces Cash Rewards for Saina, Kashyap

Saina Nehwal, Kashyap won Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow this January while Saina became first Indian woman to reach England Super Series finals.

Published: 17th March 2015 03:45 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2015 03:49 PM   |  A+A-

Saina-Nehwal

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By IANS

NEW DELHI: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Tuesday announced a cash award of five lakh rupees each to World number two Saina Nehwal and Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap for their impressive performances at the international stage.

Both Saina and Kashyap had won the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold in Lucknow in January and Saina also became the first Indian woman to reach the All England Open Super Series Premier finals earlier this month.

“It has been my policy to reward players who are performing exceptionally well on the international circuit with handsome financial gains as the players are making the country proud with their title triumphs," BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta said.

"Both Saina and Kashyap had won the gold medal in the Syed Modi GP Gold event. Saina has even reached number two ranking in the world.”



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