GuwahatiAssam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has been re-elected as President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for another term (2022 to 2026) at the association’s general meeting here on Friday.
Sarma, who took over the reins from BAI in 2017, had been instrumental in raising significant funds for the game’s development over the past four years.
It can be mentioned that Sarma is also the Vice President of Badminton Asia and a member of the Executive Council of the Badminton World Federation.
“Badminton has prevailed in India for the past two decades and we are determined to continue that rise by providing players with better facilities and a robust governance system,” Sarma said after his re-election as BAI president.
Former junior national team coach Sanjay Mishra is set to become the new general secretary, while incumbent Ajay Kumar Singhania becomes vice president in the new executive council.
In addition, Maharashtra Badminton Association president Arun Lakhani will be the new treasurer.
Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand will also raid the BAI administration after being elected vice president along with Anbumani Ramadoss and ten others.
The newly elected executive council will also have 12 vice chairmen, in addition to eight joint secretaries and an equal number of committee members, according to a statement released here.