World Badminton Championship – Hyderabad – August 10 to 16

The city of Hyderabad is all set to hold the prestigious World Badminton Championship starting August 10th, as players from countries across the world have started pouring here. Players from twelve countries have already reached the city for the mega event and another set of platers from twelve countries would reach the city tonight, Punnaiah Choudary, the Organising Secretary of WBC told PTI. Top players like Peter Hoeg Gade of Denmark, Lin Dan and Tine Rasmussen have already arrived and the visitors are happy with the arrangements and hospitality, he added.

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The seven-day championship will be held at the Gachibowli stadium from Monday. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh Police is also busy making tight security arrangements for the high-profile event.

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The English team has meanwhile pulled out of the tournament citing security fears.

Badminton England released a statement saying there had been a reported threat against the championships by the Pakistan-based Islamic militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba.

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Lin Dan & Peter Gade

Chief executive Adrian Christy said there was consultation with the British Foreign Office and British High Commission and local police before making the decision to withdraw from the event – second only to the Olympics as badminton’s leading tournament.

For full schedule of the tournament and to buy tickets for the same, click here.

Above news source: Yahoo & TimesofIndia

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  • Indyeah

    You are really into sports aren’t you? 😀

    I barely know anything about badminton save perhaps the names of some famous players:)

    btw regarding England’s fears..did you happen to read Vir Sangvi’s tweet about the same?
    Do terrorists even know that England has a badminton team? Do they care? The Brits flatter themselves too much

    😆

  • Liju Philip

    @Indyeah

    heh, ya am a sports freak. anything other than american football or baseball attracts me. i have been following badminton more after coming to s’pore. there is a better awareness for the game here than the overhyped cricket.

    oh ya, read Vir’s tweet about England’s withdrawal and i though it was bang on point.