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BADMINTON ASSOCIATION OF INDIA (BAI)


The Badminton Association of India (BAI) is the most important governing body of Badminton in India. Based in Lucknow, BAI is an association registered under the Societies Act. It was formed in the year 1934 and has been holding national-level tournaments in India since 1936. BAI has 28 state members that conduct Badminton tournaments and have a 2x voting power compared to the 8 affiliate members, who do not conduct tournaments and have a single vote each in the association.


BAI Mission
  • "To regulate, promote, manage and develop sporting activity of 'Badminton' in the country transparently."

  • "To create comprehensively established progressive pathway for Badminton Players, Coaches and other Technical persons of the Country."

  • "To seek the support of Govt. of India, Sport Authorities, Executive Council Members, all Member Associations, Indian and International Media and Sponsors for the continuous promotion and growth of Badminton in India."

  • "To effectively co-ordinate among the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC), Badminton World Federation (BWF), Indian Olympic Association and all other National and International Sports Organisations for the progess of the Sport of Badminton."
BAI Vision
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Objectives
  • To encourage, standardise, control, promote and develop the game of Badminton in India especially by organising Coaching, Training Camps, Tournaments and Exhibition Matches amongst Schools, Colleges, Universities and States through and by affiliated Organisations on an amateur basis for adults, juniors and sub-juniors.

  • To maintain general control of all the activities for Badminton in India particularly with reference to the Rules and Regulations for the conduct of the Tournaments.

  • To act as most stringent 'Accredited Representative' of all its affiliated Organisations in all matters of common interest as the National Body.

  • To co-ordinate Inter-State activities in respect of 'Badminton' in all ways including holding of Inter-State Tournaments, organizing or recognizing Championship Tournaments / Matches.

  • To organize World Championships of 'Badminton' in India for enhancing overall status of badminton in the country and to set path for 'Olympic Qualification' by the players.

  • To facilitate mostly the 'International Exposure' to junior players to create comprehensively established progressive pathway for them and for the country.

  • To receive 'Grants-in-Aid, Funds and Sponsorships' for the purpose of the Association and deploy the same in such a manner as may be considered desirable for the promotion of 'Badminton'.

  • To select 'Teams' to represent India and to promote, control and finance visits for International Participation.

  • To promote, control and, if necessary, to finance the visits of foreign Teams to India.

  • To have Court Officials Committee (COC), maintain 'Panel of Umpires' and also to nominate Umpires to attend Training Camps being organized by BWF and BAC, from time to time, for Certification.

  • To maintain a panel of 'Coaches' and also to nominate National Coaches of Senior and Juniors.

  • To support, popularize and encourage the development of 'Badminton' as a sports for all.

  • To maintain an 'Anti-Doping Programme' and to ensure compliance with 'BWF/WADA' code and guidelines.

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