Bangalore: The Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy on Tuesday, clarified that Saina Nehwal will be training at the academy for two weeks purely as part of her preparations for the Asian Games to be held in Incheon, South Korea later this month. (Gopichand silent over split with Saina)
The PPBA, in a press release here, tacitly rejected the reported "split" between Saina and her long-time coach Pullela Gopichand as a reason for the badminton ace to train under former national coach Vimal Kumar who is attached to the PPBA run by former All-England champion and World No.1 Prakash Padukone. (Also read: No Saina, no problem as Gopichand set to train Asian Games medal contenders)
"This is to inform all Indian badminton fans that after discussion with national badminton coach, Gopichand and Saina, it has been decided that Saina will train with Vimal at Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bangalore for two weeks as part of her training for the Asian Games" a statement by the PPBA said.