New Delhi: India Open can have a new address this time with Indira Gandhi International Stadium (IGI) to host the ninth edition of the World Tour Super 500 badminton event from March 26 to 31. After eight hit years, the USD 350,000 match will go back for its 9th edition with the high-quality names in the enterprise descending on the capital for the event. This marque tournament was previously held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex for the last seven years.
The Indira Gandhi International Stadium (IGI) inside the past has hosted landmark sports occasions just like the 1982 Asian Games and, recently, the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. All the matches will be performed on the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall positioned within the IGI Stadium. “Historically, India has registered desirable results in this event, and I am assured our players will repeat the feat this 12 months too, especially gambling at a new and historical venue like Indira Gandhi Stadium,” BAI President Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The event has evolved a long way due to the fact its inception in 2008. The first three versions of the India Open, then a Grand Prix Gold degree event of the BWF event structure, had been hosted in Hyderabad.
It changed into upgraded later to a BWF Superseries Tournament in 2011, and when you consider that, then India Open is part of the World Tour and hosted on the country’s great capital. With the Olympic qualification beginning later this year, this 12 months’ India Open will see many top gamers from global badminton trying to amass as many ranking points as feasible to guarantee instantaneous access for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.