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Badminton Association of India to boycott Pakistan International Series

News Agencies | Updated on: 3 October 2016, 13:25 IST

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has decided to boycott the Pakistan International Series scheduled to be held in Islamabad later this month as an act of "solidarity" with the government's diplomatic offensive against Pakistan.

BAI president Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta said in a release that no Indian player is going to take part at the BWF International series which is slated from 18-21 October.

"The announcement comes as an act of solidarity with the decisions of the government of India in wake of the ongoing tensions between the two countries," Das Gupta said.

"On behalf of the council members of BAI and the entire badminton fraternity, we express strong concerns and support towards the sentiments of our fellow citizens of India."

After the Uri terror attack, where 19 Indian soldiers were martyred, relations between India and Pakistan soured and BCCI president Anurag Thakur has also said that ICC should not club India in the same group as Pakistan for ICC events.

--PTI

First published: 3 October 2016, 13:25 IST
 
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