Two of India’s renowned badminton players, Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap have announced their relationship and are all set to get married on December 16 this year.

Celebrity weddings are totally in season and the latest announcement is from badminton stars Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap. The wedding is said to be scheduled on December 16 with not more than 100 people involved,  which will be followed by a grand reception on December 21 wherein all the biggies of the industry will be invited. The talks and planning of wedding of both the icons was going on since quite a while by the members of both of their families and have finalised the date.

Saina and Kashyap had been meeting each other since almost past ten years and always maintained an impression that they were just good friends. It has been more than 10 years when Saina and Kashyap met first in 2005 when they started badminton training together under coach Pullela Gopichand. After they will tie the knot in December this year, the duo would join the category of all-sport couples like Dipika Pallikal-Dinesh Karthik, Geeta Phogat-Pawan Kumar, Ishant Sharma-Pratima Singh and Sakshi Malik-Satyawart Kadian.

Both Saina and Kashyap have achieved high recognition as top class performers in the sport in the country. Saina is obviously one of the most famous female badminton players the country has seen so far with more than 20 major titles along with Olympic bronze and a silver at the World Championships and recognition of being World’s no. 1 player in 2015 where as Kashyap has also been successful in grabbing gold at Commonwealth games in 2014 and a world ranking of no. 6 in 2013.