"Badminton Association of India Confirms Domestic Action From April".
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced that the much-awaited domestic badminton action is set to begin from April this year with certainly added incentives.
The association has decided to resume the senior ranking tournaments with the revamped structure. The decision was taken during BAI's Executive Committee meeting on Saturday.
The official handle of BAI shared the news via series of tweets. “Good News Guys!Public address, BAI executive committee meeting held in Guwahati with state unit members joining in virtually decided today to resume the domestic tournaments from April 2021. #Badminton #comeback”
“The senior ranking tournaments will be the first ones to resume with the new tournament structure. In the month of April, two tournaments will be played. #Badminton #BestofBadminton”
“Time to rumble! Public address…The new domestic structure for Senior Ranking will have three levels with 12 tournaments and 50lac as #PrizeMoney to win. So gear up guys, time for some quality play. #Badminton #BestofBadminton”
“Both the matches to be held in April will be part of the Level 3 series tournaments. The detailed format for the tournaments is mentioned here. #Badminton #BestofBadminton”
Having lost almost a year due to the pandemic, BAI, after discussing with the state units, has decided to initiate the domestic circuit with two senior ranking tournaments starting in April to announce the resumption of the sport in the country.
The revamped domestic structure promises to provide opportunities to budding shuttlers to showcase their talents. The senior ranking tournament will now be classified into three levels wherein level 3 will have 6 series tournaments in the year while level 2 will have 4 Super Series tournaments.
The tournaments will also see lucrative prize money with level 1 being valued at 25 lakhs. Levels 2 and 3 will have 15 lakhs and 10 lakh prize money for the respective tier tournaments while 50 Lakhs for the senior nationals championships.