Saina Nehwal nominated for BWF Female Player of the Year award

The announcement of the winners and the presentation of prizes will take place in Kuala Lumpur on May 18 following the BWF Annual General Meeting.

updated: March 27, 2013 18:53 IST
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Kuala Lumpur: India's Saina Nehwal was on Wednesday nominated for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Female Player of the Year award for 2012.

Along with Saina in the reckoning are World No.1 Li Xuerui of China, who copped eight titles in 2012 including the Olympic and year-ending crowns.

Li's compatriot Wang Yihan, who won the Olympic silver in London, has also been nominated besides the winning Olympic women's doubles pair of Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei (China). Should a pair win, they will share the annual award.

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