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BAI revamps domestic tournament set-up with close to Rs 2 crore prize money

BAI revamps domestic tournament set-up with close to Rs 2 crore prize money
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In a major revamp, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Monday announced the introduction of a multi-level domestic tournament structure, which will have a combined prize money of approximately Rs. 2 crore.

New Delhi : In a major revamp, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Monday announced the introduction of a multi-level domestic tournament structure, which will have a combined prize money of approximately Rs. 2 crore.

The decision to restructure the domestic tournament set-up was taken at the Executive Council meeting of BAI on Sunday.

"The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has decided to revamp the domestic tournament set-up in order to have a performance-oriented approach and to find the best talents from across the country who can be groomed to represent India at the international level," the national federation said in a statement.

"A multi-level tournament structure at the senior level with close to Rs 2 crore as prize money has been introduced which will help to create a sustained pool of excellence."

The revamped structure will have three levels of tournaments -- Level 1, 2 and 3 respectively. The highest level, Level 1, will come with a Rs 25 lakh purse. The BAI Premier Super Series Tournament which will have restricted entry with main draws only.

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