MUMBAI: Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand will NOT be the next number 2 of the Badminton Association of India, as has been widely reported over the past few days. Instead of being BAI general secretary, the former All-England champion and man primarily responsible for the champions the country has produced for the last decade and more, will be one among 12 vice-presidents in the national body. 

Gopichand, 48, on Friday filed his nomination for one of the vice-president posts in the BAI, while Sanjay Mishra threw his hat in the ring for the general secretary's position.

Apr 28, 2020 19:04
NEW DELHI: The Badminton Association of India is ready to host the $400,000 India Open, an Olympic qualifier, in December this year or January next year, BAI has informed the Badminton World Federation, provided government approval is forthcoming.
Mar 26, 2020 18:03
NEW DELHI: The Badminton Association of India on Wednesday postponed the 84th Senior Badminton National Championships scheduled to be held in Lucknow from April 27 to May 3 after the government put the country under lockdown till April 14 to combat the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb 10, 2020 17:02
HYDERABAD: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has outlined plans to overhaul its domestic tournament structure as well significantly increase the prize money on offer. The revamped structure will have three levels of tournaments, Times of India reports. 
Apr 15, 2019 18:04
NEW DELHI: Court intervention has come into play over yet another sports federation administrator treating the body as his personal fiefdom. The Delhi High Court, in a strongly worded judgment, has set aside "the arbitrary, illegal and unethical appointment of friends and family members" by Ashok Singh, president, Delhi Capital Badminton Association, to fill six key posts of the DCBA executive committee.
Apr 13, 2019 15:04
JAMSHEDPUR: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has appointed K Prabhakar Rao, secretary of Jharkhand Badminton Association (JBA) as chairman of Para Badminton India. In a letter dated 4th April, BAI president Himanta Biswa Sarma has made the announcement appointing K Prabhakar Rao, who is also the joint secretary of BAI, as the chairman of Para Badminton India.
Mar 01, 2019 12:03
NEW DELHI: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has taken note of leagues to be held this year in Agra and Haryana which haven’t been officially sanctioned and as a result, written to all its affiliated bodies expressing concern over player participation in them, Press Trust of India reports.
May 17, 2018 18:05
BANGKOK: Badminton Association of India (BAI) chief Himanta Biswa Sarma was unanimously elected vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) during the annual general meeting of the continental body here on Thursday.
May 12, 2018 18:05
NEW DELHI: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has signed a contract worth Rs. 75 crore with sports equipment maker Yonex Sunrise, the PTI reports. As part of the deal, Yonex will supply equipments for all BAI-accredited tournaments, camps and academies in India in exchange of holding title sponsorship rights for all BAI tournaments for the next 3 years.
May 07, 2018 15:05
NEW DELHI: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has awarded cash incentives totalling Rs 13 million to members of the Indian badminton contingent that won medals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. At a ceremony in the capital, BAI president Himanta Biswas Sarma and chief guest of the event, Indian Olympic Association president Narinder Batra presented all the cheques.
Apr 04, 2018 13:04
PANAJI: Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected president of Badminton Association of India during its annual general body meeting here. Sarma, a cabinet minister of the ruling BJP in Assam, was elected unopposed for a term four-year term. He took over as the interim president of the BAI last year after the demise of Akhilesh Das Gupta.