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BWF World Championships 2019: Here's all you need to know
Schedule, players, and broadcast - here is all you need to know about the seven day-long BWF World Championships 2019.
The much-anticipated BWF World Championships is back, and it brings back the intensity, rivalries, and buzz among Indian badminton enthusiasts. The 25th edition of the action-packed tournament is all set to get underway on Monday, August 19 in Basel, Switzerland, and like everyone, we can't keep calm! https://twitter.com/basel2019ofcl/status/1160533674993037312 This season promises to be better than ever before with a host of new talented players and coaches joining the tournament. As the nation gears up to witness this seven day-long badminton carnival, here's all you need to know ahead of the mega sporting extravaganza. https://twitter.com/bwfmedia/status/1161154806066475008
TeamsThe world's best badminton players from around 50 nations are set to participate in the Badminton World Championships 2019 to be held in St. Jakobshalle Basel.
ScheduleThe seven-day tournament will hold men's singles and doubles, women's singles and doubles, and mixed doubles events. A total of 64 matches will be played on the opening day of the tournament, followed by 56 on the second and third day. There will be a host of preliminary rounds on the first three days, followed by semis and finals on August 24 and August 25 respectively.
PlayersThe players will have a busy schedule in the season and will need to rely on the depth of their technique to deal with the rigors and physical demands as the championship tournament progresses. Badminton fans will look out for Badminton Asia's highest-ranked players, Kento Momota and Tai-Tzu-Ying, hailing from Japan and Anders Antonsen, Badminton Europe's highest-ranked player, hailing from Europe in the men's and women's singles category. It will also witness some big names in the Indian roster including the likes of PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth, and others. The tournament's total limit of eligibility players is 400 players.
BroadcastStarSports have the broadcasting rights of the BWF World Championships and can be watched on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports 2 HD on the match days. One can also stream the matches online on Hotstar. The initial rounds from August 19 to August 21 will start at 12.00 PM India time. Also read: Badminton World Championships: Kidambi, Sindhu have sights set on the target