NEW DELHI, Apr 2 – Dubai’s Hamdan Sports Complex will host the annual Badminton World Federation (BWF) Super Series Finals for four years, starting this December.
The coveted event will be held from Dec 17-21 and will see the participation of some top players like Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia), Chen Long (China) and Saina Nehwal (India).
Only the top-8 players and pairs in each of badminton’s five categories can participate and this is decided on the basis of the points gathered in the 12-stage Super Series calendar.
“We are extremely happy to welcome Dubai and the sense of style which it brings to the BWF World Super Series. Our tour is becoming increasingly popular and is televised throughout the year in more than 160 countries,” BWF president Poul-Erik Høyer said in a release.
“Dubai’s global connectivity, accessibility and track record in hosting world-class sporting events can only help us to grow the sport and make badminton even more accessible to fans.”
Malaysia’s World No.1 Lee Chong Wei is the defending champion in men’s singles while Chinese Olympic champion Li Xuerui has won the women’s singles title the last two times– IANS