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BAI announces Rs 10 lakh cash reward for Sai

New Delhi, June 12: Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Akhilesh Das Gupta on Sunday announced a reward of Rs 10 lakhs for Sai Nehwal for winning the Australian Badminton Open Superseries women’s singles title in Sydney.

Das Gupta said in a release: “I congratulate her for this marvellous victory. This is another milestone in her career as she won second Australian Open. This win will sure motivate her for the most important Rio 2016 Olympics where she is leading the Indian Badminton contingent.” “On behalf of BAI and Indian badminton fraternity, I am congratulating her and wishing a great run in the Olympics. I also congratulate her coach Vimal Kumar and support staff who have been on their toes to bring out the best from Sai.” IANS

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