Badminton World Federation extend hosting rights of the Indian Super Series by four years
In a good news for Indian fans, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has extended the hosting rights of the Indian Super Series tournament by four years.
New Delhi: In a good news for Indian fans, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has extended the hosting rights of the Indian Super Series tournament by four years.
"The tournament has consistently raised its bar over the years and our efforts have been appreciated by the BWF for which they have awarded us the hosting right of the tournament for next four years," BAI President Akhilesh Das Gupta said on Monday.
"We want to extend the reach of the sport and so we are looking at tier II cities such as Jaipur and Chandigarh to host our domestic league," he said.
"We are also in talks with the Asian bodies to host a Asian badminton league, comprising only shuttlers from Asia," the BAI president added.
Japan fought all the way, missing some key players, but China were superior across the four contested matches on Saturday.
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A struggling Kidambi Srikanth was outplayed by his world number 2 opponent and Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Viktor Axelsen, who won the first match 21-12, 21-13 in 38 minutes.