PV Sindhu in favour of contract system for Indian badminton players

first_imgRio Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu is hopeful of having a central contract system for badminton players in the country, just like that made by the BCCI for the cricketers, in the coming years.Speaking to the India Today at the sidelines of first-ever ‘Conclave’ organised by the new President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI), Sindhu said that the sport has grown at an enormous pace in India in the recent years and the new association President – Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma – has taken some encouraging first steps.”After Akhilesh Sir (late BAI president Akhilesh Dasgupta) took over, badminton really grew in India. Very sad that he is no more with us.  However, the new President has come up with some really good ideas. He also spoke to us about the contract for players, for those who get injured too. It is good that he took this step. Maybe not in a few months but definitely in a year or two, there will be something like that (contract system like Indian cricketers) for us too,” said Sindhu in an interview to India Today.The current World No 4 in badminton said all leading players and coaches of the country had quite a fruitful meeting with Sarma in Delhi on Friday.”We welcome our new President. He asked us about our ideas and suggestions which we have given.  We spoke to him about the domestic tournaments, looking after the injured players – their needs and everything –  and also the coaches. I think he has been taking good decisions and also we have given our suggestions. I am sure in the coming months and years, the Indian badminton scene will definitely improve,” said the 21-year-old.advertisementSindhu will next be seen in the Sudirman Cup in Australia followed by the Super Series.last_img