India has bid for 2017 Veterans World Championship: BAI

A series of big-ticket events, including the 2009 World championship and the ongoing prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, has firmly established India on world badminton scene in less than a decade.

BAI President announces Rs 40 lakh for Uber Cup team

Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta today announced a cash prize of Rs 40 lakhs for the Indian women`s team that created history by winning the bronze medal in the recently-concluded Li-Ning BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals.

India bids for 2016 Veterans World Championship

A series of big-ticket events, including the 2009 World championship and the ongoing prestigious Thomas and Uber Cup Finals, has firmly established India on world badminton scene in less than a decade.

Indian Badminton League to be held from Sept 30 to Oct 15

The second edition of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) will be held from September 30 to October 15, the IBL Governing Council said today.

Home shuttlers face tough draws at India Open - Preview

A large Indian contingent led by top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu will be vying for honours in the toughest India Open Super Series yet, which commences at the Siri Fort Sports Complex here Tuesday.

IBL to be held in September: BAI

The second edition of the cash-rich Indian Badminton League (IBL) will be held in September, Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta said on Saturday.

Akhilesh Das Gupta unanimously re-elected as BAI President

Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta was today unanimously re-elected for a four-year term, starting June 2014, as he was the only one to have filed the nomination for the post.

Akhilesh Das Gupta set to be re-elected BAI President

Akhilesh Das Gupta is set to be re-elected President of the Badminton Association of India President as he remained the only candidate for the coveted post at the end of the filing of the nominations, here on Tuesday.

BAI to take call on Jwala after studying court order

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) Thursday said it will take a decision whether to allow Jwala Gutta to play international tournaments only after going through the copy of the Delhi High Court judgment, which asked the association to let her play.

BAI prez wants women`s doubles, review system in IBL 2

After the grand success of inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL), BAI president Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta on Sunday said that there is a possibility of making a few changes in the next edition such as including women`s doubles and having a review system in place and advancing the timings of matches.

Success of IBL auction proves growing popularity of sport: BAI

The grand success of Indian Badminton League`s (IBL) inaugural players` auction has proved the growing popularity of the sport in India, said BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta.

BAI president elected to BWF Executive Council

Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta was Saturday elected to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Executive Council by a record number of votes in the quadrennial elections at Kuala Lumpur.

BAI fixes age and tenure for its office bearers

Falling in line with the government`s Sports Code, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has amended its constitution by fixing the term and the age limit of its office bearers.

BAI president denies UP academy using public money

BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta has refuted allegations that it was using public money to train players at Lucknow`s Babu Banarasi Das Badminton Academy.

BAI announces cash award of Rs 1 cr for Oly gold medal winner

Wishing the players, president BAI and Member Parliament, Akhilesh Das Gupta, in statement said that the Association will award Rs one crore to the Indian shuttler, who will win gold medal at the London Games while the silver medallist will be given a sum of Rs 50 lakh.