Olympic silver medalist and number two PV Sindhu in the world are among those nine shuttlers who are the claimants for the post of athlete commission of the World Badminton Federation (BWF). The other Indian race for the 4 venues is the unknown man, Nikhar Garg, who is known for making anti-vocal speeches in the badminton world instead of playing on the court. Garg’s doubles ranking was 374 in January.
Garg was nominated because he expressed his desire to contest for a place in the BWF Athlete Commission. This unaware player of Mumbai started an online petition in May 2016, whereby the BWF had asked the players to give more autonomy to directly register themselves instead of their union to participate in international tournaments. Nomination for the BWF Athlete Commission ended on March 27 and for this 6 men and 3 Women are in the race.