Indian badminton team departs for Birmingham ahead of Commonwealth Games 2022

The Indian badminton team departed for Birmingham from Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport for the Commonwealth Games 2022.

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The Indian contingent is gearing up for the Commonwealth Games 2022 commencing on July 28 (Friday) next week. One of the interesting things going to happen in this edition of the games is that cricket will be played after 24 years since 1998. Apart from this, the athletes of respective sports have started departing for Birmingham to join the contingent ahead of the opening ceremony of the Birmingham Games.


In this subsequent process, the Indian badminton team departed for Birmingham from Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. The badminton team will compete there in different individual and team competitions in the quest for medals.

The Sports Authority of India has posted pictures of the Indian badminton players before taking their flight at the Hyderabad Airport.

“Off to CWG @birminghamcg22 ✈️✈️ ✅ #TeamIndia🇮🇳 for Badminton 🏸 is all set to depart from Hyderabad Airport @RGIAHyd. Join us in sending them off with your #Cheer4India messages 🙂 Can you feel their energy too!? 🔥🔥 Good Luck Champs 💪#IndiaTaiyaarHai #India4CWG2022,” reads the caption of the post uploaded by SAI while wishing good luck to the badminton players.


I really would like to relive that moment - Ashwini Ponappa

Notably, the 32-year-old ace shuttler Ashwini Ponappa will be back again in the Indian contingent for the Commonwealth Games. She is making a comeback after a long time. Ponappa won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2010 in Delhi.

Speaking about mindset and preparations ahead of the commencement of the games in Birmingham, the South Asian Games gold medalist has expressed her happiness about making a comeback.

“There have been lots of ups and downs in these years. I have changed a lot in 10 years and improved by leaps and bounds. I have tons of experience behind me now and it does feel great to make it to the Commonwealth Games team again. Looking back in 2010, it all started there and it was kind of very new for me. Winning the gold was a great moment. I really would like to relive that moment,” the Bangalore-based shuttler was quoted as saying before the departure.

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