Dubai: The Dubai Sports Council and the Emirates Badminton Federation have announced the organisation of the Asian Championship for Mixed Teams for Badminton, titled “The Plane.” The championship will be held in Expo City from February 14 to 19, 2023, with 17 Asian countries participating.
The event is organised by Beyond Boundaries Sports Consultancy and held under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence and Honorary Chairman of the UAE Badminton Federation. In addition, the tournament will be supported by the Dubai Sports Council and the Emirates Badminton Federation.
The tournament was announced during a press conference at the headquarters of the Dubai Sports Council, which was attended by Mr. Saeed Mohammed Hareb, Secretary-General of the Dubai Sports Council, Mr. Jassim Kenso, Vice President of the International Badminton Federation, and Ms. Noura Al Jasmi, President of the Emirates Badminton Federation.
During the press conference, the championship trophy was unveiled, and the draw ceremony was held for the participating teams, which are China, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Bahrain, Hong Kong, Uzbekistan, Syria, Lebanon, and Pakistan, in addition to the UAE.
The event will include competition in the categories of men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.
The tournament will begin with group matches, followed by the knockout stage. The event will further offer players the opportunity to qualify for the World Badminton Championships, which are the Sudirman Cup, Thomas Cups, Uber, and other major tournaments.