Delhi to host Thomas Cup, Uber Cup badminton finals in May 2014

The Thomas Cup (Men's World Team Championships) was first staged in 1948-49 while the Uber Cup (Women's World Team Championships) was added in 1956-57.

updated: April 27, 2013 08:41 IST
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New Delhi: Badminton's premier events, the Thomas and Uber Cup finals, will be held in the national capital next year from May 18-25.

Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta announced the dates and the location of Badminton World Federation's (BWF) two premier tournaments after the official signing ceremony between the BAI and BWF took place here at the Siri Fort Sports Complex on Friday.

"It has been wonderful experience for BWF to host the ongoing India Open Super Series. India is the place where badminton began and we are glad to award our two most prestigious tournaments, the Thomas and Uber Cup finals, to India," said BWF deputy president Paisan Rangsikitpho.

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