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Pakistan is hosting international badminton tournament in November

04 October, 2019

Islamabad: A senior official of Pakistan (PSB) said on Tuesday that the shuttlers from 15 countries will participate in the International Series Badminton Tournament in Islamabad this year to get qualifying points for the 2020 Olympic Games.

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Pakistan is set to host the International Series Badminton Tournament in November, which will also serve as a qualifying round for the Tokyo Tokyo Olympics 2020. A total of 40 international teams will participate in the prestigious sports event, which will be held at the Pakistan Sports Complex. 7 to 11 November.

"The tournament, which has been approved by Badminton Asia and Badminton World Federation (BWF), will be held from 7 to 11 November at the Pakistan Sports Complex here," Mohammad Azam Dar, PSB Deputy Director General (Technical), reported. He said that the Secretary of Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF), Wajid Ali Chaudhary, informed the Inter-Provincial Coordination (IPC) Minister Dr, to give information about the preparations for the event. Fahmida had met Mirza. Azam said, "The IPC minister has assured them that the PSB will provide all possible assistance to the PBF to host the event."

Azam said that the tournament would provide a perfect opportunity for Pakistan's players to score maximum points and earn a spot in the Olympics. The 52-week qualification period for Olympic contenders will begin on April 26, 2020, starting on April 29, 2019. By April 28, 2020, the BWF World Ranking List will be used to allocate 34 individuals for singles and 16 pairs for doubles, quota per gender space for the highest-ranked athletes.

The only Pakistani badminton player to be sent to Denmark is Mahur Shahzad for a month of intense training in September, ”he said and said the training would continue from 1 to 30 September.

He added that Mahur is ranked 125 in the ranking in Denmark and training will improve his skills which will allow him to perform well in international tournaments. "We will pay the US $ 8,000 for her training at the academy through the Asia Olympic Project (AOP) program," he said. Mahur won the Annapurna Corporate Invitation International Badminton Tournament Championship 2018 held in Kathmandu, Nepal. He said that he was also selected for the AOP program to prepare for the Olympic Games. Mahur had earlier won the women's singles title at the Pakistan International Series 2017 in Islamabad.

The information about the event was shared by Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) Secretary Wajid Ali Chaudhary.

He adds:

Badminton World Federation (WBF) and Badminton Asia (BA) has been approved the event, which will also serve as a qualifying round for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. He also informed us that the series has also been included in the BWF Events 2019 calendar.

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