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OGQ & PPBA rope in Danish legend Frost for one-year coaching

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

(OGQ), in association with the Academy (PPBA), has roped in legendary Danish shuttler Frost as a consultant for junior players at the academy in Bengaluru.

This coaching stint is a private arrangement between OGQ, PPBA and former All England champion Frost, a media release said.

Frost, who had a legendary on-court rivalry with Indian ace Prakash, is scheduled to arrive in the southern city later this week and will junior players at PPBA over the next one year.

Prakash hailed that the Dutch legend's presence would benefit the younger players.

"We have been looking at getting a top foreign to guide the young players at PPBA. I feel that Morten's presence will be a huge boost to many talented young players at the academy. Besides coaching the players, will also help implement a robust coaches development plan," Padukone, who founded the PPBA, said.

"has tremendous experience as a player, coach and technical director. He has seen over the years when we were playing and he is also very much in touch with the latest developments in world His experience, insight and technical knowhow will be invaluable for us," he added.

Praising India's rise in badminton, Frost expressed his happiness for the opportunity he is getting.

"I am very excited to come to the PPBA. is doing so well in badminton in the last decade with players like Saina (Nehwal), (PV) Sindhu and (Kidambi) excelling. I am delighted to get an opportunity to contribute to the next generation of young badminton talent in India," Frost said.

Viren Rasquinha, of OGQ, said, "We are thrilled to have a legend like coach the young badminton players at the PPBA where many talented young badminton players, including Lakshya Sen, currently train.

"Frost will be here in at the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Excellence for a total of 90 days spread over four trips. He will also be watching the Senior National Championship at Guwahati so that he can see the best badminton talent in the country in action," added Rasquinha, a former international.

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First Published: Mon, February 11 2019. 19:25 IST