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England pull-out does not affect badminton championship

Last updated on: August 11, 2009 
England pull-out does not affect badminton championship

England's pull out of the World Badminton Championships has not affected the tournament, India's chief national coach Pullela Gopichand said on Monday.

England team arrived in India for the championships which started on Monday but pulled out on Sunday over security concerns.

Badminton England said that the decision followed "concerns about the English team potentially being a target of attack in the event of a terrorist act."

Source: ANI