NEW DELHI, June 4: Top shuttlers Ashwini Ponnappa and Lakshya Sen are among 20-odd Indian players who have started training at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) in Bengaluru as the sport took its first step towards resumption after the COVID-19 hiatus.
Confined to their homes for more than two months due to the nationwide lockdown to contain the health crisis, the shuttlers started training at PPBA after the Sports Authority of India (SAI) laid down rules for resumption of training late last month.
�Some top national players have been training for last two weeks here. We have 16 courts spread out and about 20 Indian players are currently practising here. We have separate timings and sessions,� Vimal Kumar, head coach and director, PPBA