Odisha Set To Host First Marquee Badminton Tournament
Cuttack: Odisha will host its first marquee badminton tournament BWF Odisha Open 2022.
The tournament, scheduled to begin from January 25 at Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here, will continue till January 30.
Over 300 players from 18 countries will participate in the event.
With just five days to go, the Odisha government is leaving no stone unturned to host the inaugural edition.
The event will be held indoors with strict adherence to COVID guidelines and norms laid down by the state government and the Badminton World Federation (BWF).
“Odisha is hosting this event for the first time and our collective efforts is to ensure an overall safe and secure environment for players. The Sports and Youth Services department is working closely with the Badminton Association of India and Odisha State Badminton Association to ensure the event is as per BWF standards and is conducted smoothly with safety of players being given utmost priority,” Odisha’s Sports Minister Tusharkanti Behera said.
This is the first marquee #badminton tournament in Odisha which will see a participation of over 300 players from 18 countries.
Stay tuned! ? pic.twitter.com/kITO4k0l7X
— Odisha Sports (@sports_odisha) January 20, 2022