Shuttler Srikanth drops to World No.9

New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) India’s Kidambi Srikanth slid another spot in men’s singles to be ranked No.9 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.

Srikanth, who not long ago was World No.3, has not been able to arrest his slide in the rankings, slipping down to the edge of the top-10.

Reigning Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap and H.S. Prannoy, meanwhile, stayed at No.14 and 20 respectively as Mumbai’s Ajay Jayaram rose two spots to be No.23.

There was no movement in women’s singles either for Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu, both of whom retained their positions at No.2 and 12.

In women’s doubles, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also dropped a place to No.13 but Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy rose a position to No.19 in men’s doubles.

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