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Post Thomas Cup success, BAI keen to host two Challenger events

Updated on: 18 May,2022 07:14 AM IST  |  New Delhi
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The decisions were taken during the Executive Council meeting, coming close on the heels of India’s sensational Thomas Cup win in Bangkok on Sunday

Post Thomas Cup success, BAI keen to host two Challenger events

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Hosting two BWF international challengers in the country, appointing 30 coaches on its payroll and having a national championships in the U-11 category are some of the key decisions taken by the Badminton Association of India (BAI), keeping the 2028 Olympics in mind.


The decisions were taken during the Executive Council meeting, coming close on the heels of India’s sensational Thomas Cup win in Bangkok on Sunday. India beat Indonesia 3-0 in their maiden summit clash to script a historic win.

“We have to ensure that we don’t lose momentum and during our EC meeting, it was decided that India will host two BWF International Challengers in the country,” said BAI secretary Sanjay Mishra. “We will be writing to BWF soon and we are hopeful that we will get it. This will give a big boost to our players,” he added. 


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