Mumbai: Sony Sports Network will broadcast the upcoming Badminton Asia Championships 2022. The tournament will take place between 26 April and 2 May 2022. The network will get exclusive TV and digital rights to the tournament. The event will be broadcasted in India and the subcontinent, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Badminton Asia Championships, rechristened version of the Asian Badminton Championships, will make its comeback in 2022, after being called off in 2020 and 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament will be held in Manila, Philippines.
The tournament will be televised between 29 April 2022 and 1 May 2022 with matches starting from 1:30 pm on April 29 and 10:30 am on the remaining two days.
The high-octane matches will be available on Sony TEN 2 channels, as well as live-streamed on Sony Picture’s Networks’ on-demand OTT platform SonyLIV.
India will be represented by Kidambi Srikanth in the men’s singles events. The women’s singles will see PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal representing the country. The men’s doubles will have prominent Indian duos like Satwiksairaj Rankireddy & Chirag Shetty, Arjun M.R & Dhruv Kapila and Krishna Prasad Garaga & Vishnuvardhan Goud Panjala. The women’s double will feature Simran Singhi with Ritika Thaker and the Mixed Doubles tournament will witness Indian participation with Ishaan Bhatnagar & Tanisha Crasto and Venkat Gaurav Prasad & Juhi Dewangan.
Sony Pictures Network's Chief Revenue Officer and Distribution and Head – Sports Business, Rajesh Kaul said, “The following for badminton is steadily growing with strong performances by Indian players like PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and others in global marquee tournaments in the last few years."
"And badminton fans will once again get to see these players in action at the Badminton Asia Championship on Sony Sports Network. Broadcasting the Badminton Asia Championships will not only serve fans of the sport but also foster a multi-sport viewing culture in the country.”