Badminton royalty at BWF India Open 2023

The  tournament will live-stream on JioCinema.


Mumbai: Badminton royalty will descend on India for the BWF India Open 2023, which will begin on 18 January and be exclusively live-streamed on JioCinema as the second tournament of the BWF World Tour 2023.

In addition to the defending men's champion Lakshya Sen, P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Prannoy Roy, and 2022 Men's Doubles Champion pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty, the event will feature Men's and Women's World No. one Viktor Axelsen of Denmark and Akane Yamaguchi of Japan, respectively.

The competition will take place at the K. D. Jadhav Indoor Hall in 2023, when it will be promoted to a BWF Super 750 event. The winner of the 2017 India Open, Sindhu, will compete against Thai shuttler Supanida Katethong in Round one. Other Indians competing in the women's singles event include Malvika Bansod, Aakarshi Kashyap, and former champion Saina Nehwal.

While Kidambi Srikanth, the champion of the 2015 edition, will play Axelsen in the opening round of the Men's Singles, Sen will begin his title defence against fellow countryman H.S. Prannoy.

Rankireddy and Shetty, who won the gold medal in men's doubles at the Commonwealth Games, will defend their championship against J Bay and L Molhede of Denmark. In the women's doubles event, M Lambert and A Tran of France will compete against G Gopichand and T Jolly, while Shikha Gautam and A Bhat will take on M Thinaah and P Tan of Malaysia.

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