MUMBAI: Close on the heels of the Badminton World Federation postponing the Vietnam International Challenge 2020, due to continued concerns over the Covid-19 outbreak, the BWF has postponed the YONEX German Open 2020 and the Polish Open 2020 – further reducing the number of Olympic qualifiers.

The German Open and Polish Open were scheduled to be held from March 3 to 8 in Mulheim and from March 26 to 29 in Krakow respectively, but on Wednesday the sport's world gpoverning body confirmed that both hosts had postponed the tournaments.

Jun 13, 2019 16:06
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia's former world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has announced his retirement from professional badminton after an illustrious 19-year career. The decision did not come as a surprise, having been reported by the Malaysian media last week. It also follows on from Lee’s battle with nose cancer last year, which kept him out of the World Championships.
Apr 13, 2018 11:04
A POWERFUL, well-balanced Indian badminton mixed team lifted the Commonwealth Games 2018 Gold medal at Gold Coast late last week. One of the highlights of the team's performances was the dominating win by Kidambi Srikanth versus three-time Olympic Silver medallist Lee Chong Wei: 21-17, 21-14. The fact that Srikanth played like a champion is not incidental, he did after all rise to the World No.
Jan 31, 2018 12:01
NEW DELHI: India’s top badminton talent will be on show at the $350,000 Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta India Open, the main draw of which gets under way here on Wednesday. The tournament however, lost some of its sheen with the late withdrawals of top ranked men’s and women’s players Viktor Axelsen and Tai Tzu Ying respectively.
Dec 22, 2017 11:12
MUMBAI:  A ‘bigger, meaner and stronger’ Premier Badminton League will kick off in Guwahati on Friday. The league in its third edition this year, will have eight teams and will culminate with a finale in Hyderabad during the Pongal weekend in January 2018.
Dec 20, 2017 11:12
THE FIRST CHALLENGE that faced Vighnesh Shahane when he took over as CEO at IDBI Life Insurance five years ago was to help build brand trust in the consumer's mind, in an already cluttered market.
Dec 14, 2017 10:12
MUMBAI: The Premier Badminton League (PBL) scheduled to start on 23 December, has retained Vodafone as its titled sponsor, while getting Indian Oil Servo on board as co sponsor. Bajaj Electricals and Bisleri have also been signed on as sponsors by the PBL, reports the Economic Times.
Dec 08, 2017 10:12
NEW DELHI: Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma expects the Premier Badminton League (PBL) to start making profits only after the fifth year.
Dec 06, 2017 15:12
MUMBAI: IDBI Federal Life Insurance's Quest for Excellence programme launched a new initiative today, in association with the Pullela Gopichand Academy to identify and groom under 10 talent in badminton in the country.
Nov 27, 2017 11:11
MUMBAI: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) will host the first ever South Asian Regional Badminton Tournament from November 28 in Guwahati. The 11-day long event will be played at the Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phookan Indoor Stadium will see participation from six countries - India, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Maldives. 
Nov 24, 2017 10:11
MUMBAI: Chennai will not get to host the finals of the third season of the Premier Badminton League on 14 January 2018, as originally scheduled.