The Badminton Association of India (BAI) is formulation to suggest Ajay Jayaram for a TOP scheme, following his lass Super Series final appearance last week during a Korea Open.
More than a year after recuperating from an injury, Jayaram finished runner-up during a Korea Open, that helped him regain his place during a top-25 in a latest rankings released by the Badminton World Federation yesterday.
“It was a worthy opening by Jayaram. We have asked a technical cabinet to accumulate his form and we are formulation to suggest his name for TOP scheme,” BAI president Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta said.
Jayaram had come within touching stretch of qualifying for a 2012 London Olympics usually to remove a berth during the last impulse to P Kashyap, who defeated him in rankings following a walkover in a India Open.
Among a Indian men’s singles players, Kidambi Srikanth, Parupalli Kashyap and H S Prannoy are heading a rankings at fifth, 8 and 16th respectively. However, a competition to Rio Olympics gift is still open with May 5, 2016 being the cut off date.
Jayaram, who was left on a sidelines for 6 months after pang a shoulder damage in Jan final year, will have a possibility to validate if he can come adult with some sensational opening in a entrance tournaments.
The 27-year-old had reached a semifinals of Russian Open, Swiss Open and Malaysia Masters —- all Grand Prix level tournaments -– progressing this year.
Six shuttlers — London Olympics bronze-medallist Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu, Kashyap, Srikanth, RMV Gurusai Dutt and Prannoy — were a initial to be enclosed in a TOP intrigue in April this year.
Recently, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa was also included in a intrigue by a Sports Ministry after much dilly-dallying.
Men’s doubles span of Sumeeth Reddy and Manu Atri, ranked 19th in a world, have also been enclosed in a scheme.