Badminton Association Of India

  • India looking for specialist foreign doubles coach: BAI May 26, 2014

    New Delhi: India's performance at the Thomas and Uber Cup finals have once again laid bare the country's doubles woes and Badminton Association of India (BAI) has decided to address the recurring issue by hiring a specialist foreign doubles coach. Indian women made history by reaching the semi-finals of the Uber...
  • Indian Badminton League to be re-scheduled due to busy international calendar April 21, 2014

    Taking into account the busy international schedule, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) is planning to hold the second edition of the Indian Badminton League early next year. The inaugural edition of the cash-rich tournament in August 2013 was a grand success with badminton lovers, the corporate world and even the...
  • Akhilesh Das Gupta set to be re-elected BAI president January 14, 2014

    Lucknow: 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, on Tuesday. General secretary Vijai Sinha would also be re-elected unopposed when the BAI'S annual...
  • Life ban on Jwala: HC posts matter for March 3 November 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will now hear on March 3 the matter concerning lifetime ban on ace shuttler Jwala Gutta by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for alleged indiscipline. A bench of justice VK Jain posted the matter for March 3 while granting more time to BAI to...
  • HC declines to stay inquiry against shuttler Jwala Gutta October 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday declined to grant stay on ongoing inquiry proceedings by a committee set up by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) against ace shuttler Jwala Gutta for alleged indiscipline. Gutta on Friday approached the high court challenging the show cause notice issued to her...
  • Irate Jwala Gutta lashes out at BAI October 12, 2013

    The shuttler says after being threatened with a life ban, the Badminton Association of India left her with no choice than to move court. ...
  • I will continue to fight and comeback stronger: Jwala Gutta October 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Facing a life ban threat from the Badminton Association of India (BAI), embattled shuttler Jwala Gutta on Thursday vowed to continue her fight against injustice and come back stronger. The ace doubles star, who has been recommended a life ban by the BAI disciplinary committee, got a reprieve today...
  • Court allows Jwala Gutta to participate in tournaments October 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to allow Jwala Gutta to take part in tournaments till the disciplinary committee passes its final order. India's leading doubles players, who has won a world championship bronze partnering Ashwini Ponappa, has challenged a life-ban...
  • BAI forms three-member panel to look into Jwala Gutta case October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Faced with criticism from former and current shuttlers for recommending disproportionate punishment on Jwala Gutta, the Badminton Association of India on Monday decided to appoint a three-member independent committee to further look into the matter. Asking the panel to submit a report within a month, the BAI said till...
  • We had sent entries of shuttlers for Youth Asian Games in May: BAI August 17, 2013

    New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Saturday claimed that they had sent entries of four Indian shuttlers for the ongoing Youth Asian Games in May and was under the impression that Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) would ensure the players participation by sorting out the issue that...
  • Azhar no one to decide which body to be recognised: Tanwar July 30, 2013

    New Delhi: DCBA vice-president Deepak Tanwar on Tuesday asked Mohammad Azharuddin -- the newly-appointed DBA president -- to stay away from the sport and said the former India cricket captain is no one to decide which association should get recognition from BAI. "Delhi Capital Badminton Association (DCBA) has got all...
  • Prakash Padukone should run badminton in India: Mohd Azharuddin July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed president of Delhi Badminton Association (DBA) Mohammad Azharuddin says legendary shuttler Prakash Padukone is the best man to run the sport in India. Talking about the sports federations' attempts to keep players away from administration, Azharuddin said: "It has been happening for so many years, otherwise, Prakash Padukone...
  • BAI doesn't have any reason to defunct DBA: Azharuddin July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Newly-appointed Delhi Badminton Association president Mohammad Azharuddin feels the Badminton Association of India has declared DBA a defunct body based on "lame excuses" and said the city's shuttlers would be affected because of federation politics. "BAI doesn't have any reason to defunct DBA. These are all lame excuses. We...
  • Shuttlers from top Asian nations to participate in IBL June 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Contrary to media reports, top badminton stars from leading Asian countries like Indonesia, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, China and Malaysia will be taking part in the Indian Badminton League (IBL). Badminton Association of India (BAI) Saturday said that IBL has already received confirmation from top shuttlers from Hong...
  • BAI congratulates Sindhu on winning Malaysia Open May 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta congratulated P.V. Sindhu for clinching her maiden Grand Prix Gold title at the $120,000 Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur Saturday. The 17-year-old Sindhu, ranked 13th in the world, lived up to her top billing beating Singaporean Juan Gu in the...
  • BAI fixes age and tenure for its office bearers April 28, 2013

    New Delhi: 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. The sports ministry has asked the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to be on...
  • Thomas, Uber Cup finals to be held in India April 22, 2013

    New Delhi: India will for the first time host badminton's two premier events, the Thomas and the Uber Cup finals, later this year. Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta on Monday said "it is a proud moment for Indian badminton". "I take great pleasure in announcing it to...
  • HC seeks compromise solution to Prajakta Sawant-Gopichand feud January 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Seeking a compromise formula, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to consider whether it would bear the expenses for participation of player Prajakta Sawant in international tournaments. The court said that pursuant to BAI's reply, it might advise Sawant to withdraw her allegations...
  • Prajakta Sawant's petition malicious: Gopichand January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand termed the petition filed by shuttler Prajakta Sawant as "false and malicious" in his affidavit submitted to the Bombay High Court here on Wednesday. The 19-year-old Sawant, in her petition, had alleged mental harassment by Gopichand after she was refused entry to the...
  • BAI formulates minimum participation policy for players December 23, 2012

    Lucknow: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Sunday formulated a set of policies that will deem it necessary for a player to participate in certain number of tournaments that will take place within the country. BAI vice president T.P.S. Puri said that these new policies would be sent out...
  • Did Saina lose deliberately in Modi International? December 19, 2012

    Lucknow: In controversial circumstances, India's Olympic bronze medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal "retired" on match point from the women's singles first round at the KL Garg-Syed Modi International India Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament at the Babu Banarsi Das Stadium here on Wednesday. The 22-year-old was on match-point (21-17, 20-18) against Russian...
  • BAI, SAI will take a call on Prajakta matter: Gopichand November 8, 2012

    Mumbai: National coach Pullela Gopichand on Thursday refused to comment on the controversy over Prajakta Sawant who had accused him of "mental harassment" in her petition to the Bombay High Court which has allowed the shuttler to attend the ongoing training camp at his badminton academy in Hyderabad. "At the moment,...
  • Shuttler Saina returns to a lukewarm reception December 22, 2008

    Hyderabad: India's top women's badminton player Saina Nehwal arrived in Hyderabad on Monday morning to a quiet reception. No Badminton Association of India (BAI) official was present at the airport despite her credible performance in the World Super Series Masters Final in Malaysia. "It is not my work to say people...