Union Sports Minister assures BAI All Support to organise Yonex Sunrise India Open 2021

Badminton Association of India(BAI) secretary Ajay Singhania on Monday meets with Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in order to get support from Sports Ministry to play a pivotal role in organising Yonex Sunrise Indian Open which is touted as one of the prime Badminton Tournaments organised in India. Singhania clarified that he has received all the assurances from Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju in organizing the upcoming tournament and stated that its a fruitful discussion between the two.

“Kiren Rijiju has assured to resolve the issue and provide all necessary support. As much as BAI and the Sports Ministry is keen to bring back the badminton action in India. I hope we will get to see badminton making a resounding return to India with the Indian Open Superseries,” he concluded.

The tournament is all set to start from March 30th to April 4th 2021 in New Delhi as the organizing tournament in current scenario was not possible due to COVID-19. So the mega event has been shifted to next year in 2021. With the tournament being also an Olympic qualifier, world’s top players including Indian shuttlers are keen to participate in order to book themselves a spot at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

However, all the International Badminton players have requested to relaxing the 14 day quarantine procedure which is mandatory as of now for any foreign traveller visiting any country have to quarantine themselves for 14 days. As per the reports are to be believed BAI secretary have also requested with sports minister for relaxing the quarantine procedure for the all the foreign players competing in Super 500 tournament.

“Yonex Sunrise India Open will be a crucial Olympic qualifier tournament and players are very interested to come and play, especially as many shuttlers are yet to confirm their berths for the Olympics. I have explained the situation to the Sports Minister in detail and requested him to consider the current international practice of a mandatory 72-hour prior test and negative certification instead of 14-day quarantine,” Singhania said.

Badminton Association of India was formed 1934 and since then they are responsible for conducting all operations related to Badminton sports in India. The Association conducts tournaments like India Open, Hyderabad Open, Premier Badminton League, Indian National Badminton Championships, Syed Modi International Badminton Championships and Tata Open. Its Headquarter is based in Delhi and they are actively holding national tournament in the country since 1936.