Srikanth eyes No.1 score; desires 21-point layout to stick

‘I in my opinion have not attempted the 11-point layout. The 21-point (layout) is operating neatly for me and I like it to be the similar method.’

‘I will indubitably be the sector No. 1 by means of profitable tournaments within the subsequent Three-Four months.’

IMAGE: Kidambi Srikanth prefers the 21-point layout since it’s running neatly for him. : Claus Fisker/Reuters

Kidambi Srikanth is towards any drastic adjustments within the scoring gadget being pondered by means of the sector frame.

The BWF has proposed a brand new scoring gadget during which 5 video games of 11 issues would possibly change the present 3 video games of 21 issues layout.

The proposal will arise for dialogue and balloting at BWF’s Annual Normal Assembly, scheduled for Might 19 in Bangkok.

“A few issues are going down, however I’ve now not heard the rest respectable. That they had requested (about it) a few years again – prior to the Rio Olympics. I in my opinion have not attempted the 11-point layout. The 21-point (layout) is operating neatly for me and I like it to be the similar method,” asserted Srikanth.

At the provider rule alternate, which comes into drive at subsequent month’s All England championships, Srikanth felt it will have an effect on the taller avid gamers extra.

“The brand new provider rule additionally begins with the All England (championships). The brand new rule won’t have an effect on maximum avid gamers; best the tall avid gamers gets affected. The six-plus footers.”

Kidambi Srikanth

IMAGE: With the Asian Video games and Commonwealth Video games scheduled later this 12 months, Kidambi Srikkanth expects a difficult season forward. : Christopher Lee/Getty Photographs for Falcon

Having narrowly neglected the sector primary score right through a extremely a hit 2017, India’s main shuttler is constructive about his possibilities this 12 months.

“I’ve now not utterly neglected it. I nonetheless have an opportunity to be the sector No. 1. I will indubitably be the sector No. 1 by means of profitable tournaments within the subsequent Three-Four months,” he mentioned, after being introduced as one of the vital new logo ambassadors of tyre corporate Bridgestone, which is related to the Olympic motion.

Srikanth, who misplaced to Chinese language nice Lin Dan within the quarter-finals of the boys’s singles within the 2016 Rio Olympics, conceded tricky season lies forward with some large occasions, just like the Commonwealth and Asian Video games, except for a packed badminton calendar, coated up.

“It is a tricky season and a difficult couple of months forward with the All England and CWG (within the Gold Coast, Australia, in April) scheduled. It will be important during this season, to stay have compatibility and plan accordingly,” he mentioned.

“It is indubitably going to be tricky for each different participant. I hardly ever controlled to play 6-7 Tremendous Collection (occasions) ultimate 12 months out of 12 and this time they would like us to play in 12 (necessary SS occasions) out of  15 (general). It is about conserving my frame have compatibility for the massive occasions and gambling neatly there,” mentioned Srikanth, who gained the singles identify in two Tremendous Collection Premiers and 4 different Tremendous Collection occasions ultimate 12 months.

Speaking in regards to the heavy financial penalty for no-shows in tournaments and the will for avid gamers to supply legitimate scientific certificate to the BWF, Srikanth mentioned, “(I will skip) if I will in reality supply with right kind scientific certificate. Differently, I’ve to pay a heavy nice to BWF. It is indubitably tricky and that is the reason why you spot many most sensible avid gamers coming to tournaments and conceding within the first spherical. It is simply the illusion (of avid gamers) that the BWF desires in all tournaments. The federal government helps avid gamers in gambling however now not in paying fines.”

The 25-year-old shuttler mentioned the Asian Video games supplies more difficult festival than the Commonwealth Video games, with extra most sensible badminton-playing nations competing within the former multi-sport meet.

“We do not truly have too many nations in CWG and Asia is dominating in badminton. You might have much less festival (in CWG). With Rajeev Ousef (England)and (Malaysia’s Lee) Chong Wei provide it (the CWG) might be tricky, however Asian Video games might be more difficult.”

In the meantime, speaking about Srikanth and different athletes’ affiliation with Bridgestone, Leader Normal Supervisor Vaibhav Saraf mentioned, “The theory is to carry them (Indian athletes) on board and spot how they encourage other folks. Attire endorsement isn’t a part of the contract. They’re purely logo ambassadors. It is as much as 2024.”

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