Badminton Association of India

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{{Infobox sport governing body |name = Badminton Association of India
भारतीय बैडमिंटन संघ |abbrev = BAI |logo = |sport =Badminton |category = |image = |caption = |jurisdiction = India |founded =1934 (1934) |aff = |affdate = |region = |regionyear = |headquarters =Lucknow |president= [[Dr. Himanta Bishwa Sarma] |year closed = |replaced = |prevfounded = |url =http://www.badmintonindia.org/ |countryflag =India }}

Badminton Association of India (BAI) is the governing body of badminton in India.[1][2] BAI is an association registered under the societies act.[3] It was formed in 1934, and has been holding national-level tournaments in India since 1936.[4]

BAI has 28 state members that conduct badminton tournaments and have a 2x voting power compared to the 8 affiliate members, who do not conduct tournaments and have a single vote each in the association.[5] It is headquartered in Lucknow, India.

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  1. ^ "Run game corporate-style: Prakash Padukone". The Hindu. 15 September 2009. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "No change in BAI: Prakash". The Indian Express. 30 July 1997. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Azhar hits back, says he's eligible to contest for BAI election". The Indian Express. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Students' Britannica India, Volumes 1-5. Popular Prakashan. p. 143. ISBN 0-85229-760-2. 
  5. ^ "Azharuddin may get only six votes in BAI elections". The Times of India. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 

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