BAI Announces rewards for Winners of Asian Games, BATC

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The Badminton Association of India (BAI) in a move to feliciatate players and support staff, announced a cash incentive of over INR 1.12 crore for their success at the Asian Games, Badminton Asia Team Championships (BATC), and the BWF World Junior Championships.

BAI announces rewards worth 1.12 Cr

The national women’s team that won the historic BATC crown last month will receive INR 35 lakh. The Hangzhou Asian Games gold medal-winning men’s doubles pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty has been awarded INR 12 lakh. Meanwhile, the 2022 Asian Games men’s singles bronze medallist HS Prannoy has been awarded INR 5 lakh. The men’s team that bagged the Asian Games silver for the first time will collectively receive 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).

BAI General Secretary Sanjay Mishra stated, “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”.

In addition to the cash rewards for international achievements, BAI has also announced INR 18 lakh for the Yonex-Sunrise 45th Indian Masters National Badminton Championships, to be held in Panchkula, Haryana, from March 16. This move aims to popularize the Masters circuit in the country and attract many more talented shuttlers to continue playing and winning laurels for the country.

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