BADMINTON- Defending champion HS Prannoy and last year’s finalist Parupalli Kashyap will skip the US Open World Tour Super 300 tournament which starts at Fullerton on Tuesday.
In their absence, Sameer Verma and Ajay Jayaram will lead India’s challenge at the tournament.
In the men’s doubles category, second seeded pair of Attri Manu and B Sumeeth Reddy will give a tough fight.
“I am not at all worried about the ranking. It will go and it will come back to the same spot. I am not thinking about it,” Prannoy told the Times of India about giving US open a miss.
In the women’s singles competition, Anura Prabhudesai and Vaishnavi Reddy Jakka will represent India.