BAI announces cash reward for Sindhu, Saina

It is for the first time that India has secured two medals at the prestigious event.

India's Sindhu Pusarla poses with her silver medal on the podium after her defeat in the women's singles final match during the 2017 BWF World Championships.   -  AFP

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) today announced cash award of Rs. 10 lakhs for P. V. Sindhu and Rs. five lakhs for Saina Nehwal following their medal winning performances in the World Championships that concluded in Glasgow today.

It is for the first time that India has secured two medals at the prestigious event.

Sindhu settled for a silver after an epic battle against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the final. Nehwal had lost to the Japanese in the semifinals yesterday to settle for a bronze.

Congratulating the players for their exceptional performance in the tournament, BAI president Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “I would like to congratulate both the girls for their great performance. It has been a great journey and I am sure the performance of the players will only get better from here”.