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Badminton Association of India

Badminton Association of India (BAI) is the governing body of badminton in India.[2][3] BAI is an association registered under the societies act.[4] It was formed in 1934, and has been holding national-level tournaments in India since 1936.[5]

Badminton Association of India
Jurisdiction India
Founded1934 (1934)
HeadquartersNew Delhi[1]
PresidentHimanta Biswa Sarma
Official website

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.[6] It is headquartered in Lucknow, India.

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  2. ^ "Run game corporate-style: Prakash Padukone". The Hindu. 15 September 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  3. ^ "No change in BAI: Prakash". The Indian Express. 30 July 1997. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  4. ^ "Azhar hits back, says he's eligible to contest for BAI election". The Indian Express. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  5. ^ Students' Britannica India, Volumes 1-5. Popular Prakashan. p. 143. ISBN 0-85229-760-2.
  6. ^ "Azharuddin may get only six votes in BAI elections". The Times of India. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2012.

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