The home badminton season is ready to start subsequent month after a 20-month hiatus with back-to-back senior rating Level 3 tournaments, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) introduced on Wednesday. (More Sports News)
The season will begin in Chennai with the primary match from December 16 to 22 adopted by one other Level 3 match in Hyderabad from December 24 to 30.
Both the occasions carry prize cash of INR 10 lakh every and are part of the nationwide federation’s new home format, which was authorised in 2019 however could not be applied because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The final date of entry for the Chennai occasion is November 24, whereas for Hyderabad it’s December 1.
BAI secretary Ajay K Singhania stated the home season will start sustaining COVID-related protocols and all gamers should carry RTPCR unfavorable reviews.
“COVID disrupted not just sports but life in general, but we are very pleased to announce the resumption of the Indian domestic badminton season. We have some world-class players and all the players getting back on court is great news for the entire badminton fraternity,” Singhania stated in an announcement.
The senior rating tournaments are labeled into three ranges — Level 3, BAI Series Badminton Tournament (6 in a 12 months); Level 2, BAI Super Series Badminton Tournament (4 in a 12 months); Level 1, BAI Premier Super Series Badminton Tournament (2 in a 12 months).
With a mammoth prize pool of INR 2.2 crores for the complete home senior rating tournaments, Level 3 class tournaments are the preliminary occasions carrying prize cash of INR 10 lakh, whereas Level 2 tournaments, to be performed twice, have a handbag of INR 15 lakh every adopted by a Premier match with prize cash of INR 25 lakh.
These occasions can be adopted by the Nationals, with a prize purse of INR 50 lakh.
Apart from being financially profitable to the gamers, the purpose of the format is to make the home circuit more and more aggressive by permitting extra gamers to interrupt into the principle circuit.