'Timing could have been better', says PV Sindhu on BWF's new service rule

The law will be tested at next year's All England Open Championships. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 26, 2017, 11.55 AM (IST)

Ace shuttler PV Sindhu on Tuesday questioned the Badminton World Federation (BWF)'s decision to implement the experimental service rule change during the All England Open Badminton Championships.

The championship is scheduled to be held in March 2018 in London. 

As per the new rule, the whole of the shuttle shall be less than 1.15 metres from the court surface at the instant of being hit by the server's racket.

"It could have come in a different tournament instead of All England which is a very prestigious tournament for everyone. So, may be, they should have started it from the start of the year itself," said Sindhu

"When it comes for the rule change, we need to learn it. There is no other way. It should not be much of a problem from my side," she added. 

Sindhu further stressed that "Some of them may have it, but we need to practise it out. Service is the most important thing before you start a rally."

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) was earlier criticised for making it mandatory for top shuttlers to play at least 12 tournaments in a revamped schedule for 2018.

Divulging details about the tournaments she is planning for 2018, Sindhu said for her it's just one tournament at a time.