About Badminton Association of India
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) is the Governing Body for Badminton in India recognized by Ministry of Sports, Govt. of India as National Sports Federation. BAI is registered under the Societies Act and affiliated to Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC), Badminton World Federation (BWF) and Indian Olympic Association (IOA). BAI was formed in 1934 and Badminton Associations of all States / UTs are its Member Associations.
Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma is the President of the Association along with Mr. Ajay Kumar Singhania as the Secretary General and Mr. Anbumani Ramadoss the Treasurer of BAI
BAI organizes National Championships for all categories of Badminton players apart from Zonal Inter State Championships, All India Ranking Tournaments in India. BAI also conducts various International Tournaments in India like the BWF World Tour 500 India Open, Syed Modi India Grand Prix, India Junior International Championship, and Tata India International Tournament every year. The association also runs the Premier Badminton League (PBL) a 8 city franchise based League with a Prize money of 6 Crores. All top players of the world including World No 1 and Olympic medalists and legends of the game have been taking part in the league which had its inception three years back.