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BAI announces INR 1.12 crore cash prize for winners of Asian Games, BATC

The Badminton Association of India, on Thursday, announced cash rewards of over INR 1.12 crore for players and support staff for their success at the Asian Games, Badminton Asia Team Championships and the BWF World Junior Championships.

BAI announces INR 1.12 crore cash prize for winners of Asian Games, BATC
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Badminton Asia Team Championships title-winning Indian women's team celebrates at the podium at Shah Alam, Malaysia, on February 18. 

By

The Bridge Desk

Updated: 7 March 2024 3:24 PM GMT

Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Thursday announced a cash incentive of over INR 1.12 crore to the players and support staff for their recent success in major international tournaments including the Asian Games, Badminton Asia Team Championship, and the BWF World Junior Championships.

The national women’s team that won the historic Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) crown last month will get INR 35 lakh, as the Hangzhou Asian Games gold medal-winning men’s doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty have been awarded INR 12 lakh.

In the meantime, the 2022 Asian Games men’s singles bronze medallist HS Prannoy has been awarded INR 5 lakh, while the men’s team that bagged the Asian Games silver for the first time will collectively get a sum of INR 40 lakh.

The support staff accompanying the women’s team at the BATC in Malaysia and the Asian Games men’s team in China will receive INR 8 lakh each.

The BAI has also rewarded 2023 BWF World Championships bronze medallist Ayush Shetty (INR 1 lakh), Badminton Asia Junior U-15 boys singles champion Bornil Aakash Changmai (INR 2 lakh), U-17 girls singles silver medallist Tanvi Sharma (INR 1 lakh) and U-15 boys singles bronze medallist Jagsher Singh Khangurra (INR 50,000).

“Indian badminton is on the upswing and this has been achieved due to the hard work and dedication of the players and the support staff. BAI has always been at the forefront of applauding the success of the players and this cash prize is just another way of acknowledging their efforts and incentivizing the future generation to aim for bigger success,” said BAI General Secretary Sanjay Mishra in a statement.

BAI has also announced INR 18 for the Yonex-Sunrise 45th Indian Masters National Badminton Championships, to be held in Panchkula, Haryana, from March 16.

“The participation and level of competition has been going up over the years and many players are now making a mark on the international circuit. A sizable prize money for the Masters Nationals will only help popularise the Masters circuit in the country and attract many more talented shuttlers to continue playing and winning laurels for the country,” Mishra added.

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