2019 World Champion and 2016 Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu who is a part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme core group, will return to competitive action in January 2021 with three tournaments. The government has sanctioned her request to have her physio and fitness trainer accompany her for these three tournaments i.e. Yonex Thailand Open (January 12-17), Toyota Thailand Open (January 19-24) and the World Tour Finals in Bangkok, subject to qualification (January 27-31). The services of her physio and trainer for these three tournaments has been sanctioned at an approx cost of Rs. 8.25 Lakhs.
She last played competitively at the All England Championships in March 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic brought sport to a halt.