At last, we’ve received the much-awaited confirmation! Only a few days ago, Badminton Asia, the recognized regulatory body for badminton on the continent, officially announced that the biennial tournament of the Badminton Asia Team Championship would be played from the 15th to the 20th of February 2022! It’s slated to be held in the Setia City Convention Centre in Selangor. As this highly anticipated tournament will be hosted by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and the Selangor state government, let’s delve into just what to expect from this competition!
It’ll Be The First Of Its Kind To Be Held In A Bubble System
Even though the tournament is going to hold less than two weeks from now, no one knows just how the pandemic’s effects will influence the proceedings of the 2022 Badminton Asian Team Championship. However, the BAM is determined to ensure players, officials and visitors are safe and secured. The championship will be taking place in a bubble system this time around to confirm this. Now, while there hasn’t ever been a BATC event held this way, BAM is confident that they’ll be able to pull it off thanks in large part to the wealth of experience they’ve been able to gather from the back-to-back badminton events they held at the height of the 2021 Covid-19 pandemic this way. They aim to use that knowledge, coupled with several other innovative approaches to ensure that the BATC is an unqualified success this time around.
The Stakes Are Higher Than Ever
Ten teams will be throwing their hats in the ring this year. They are Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, and Hong Kong in no particular order. This will perhaps be the most entertaining Badminton Asia Team Championship event of all time because each of these teams will be coming in fierce and hot! Where the men’s team is concerned, Indonesia will be coming with the sole aim of protecting their dominance in this group by stretching their unbeaten record into four straight wins. Of course, teams like Japan, China, and South Korea would be looking to topple the giants and claim the spoils of victory for themselves. Most of all, let’s not forget the host country, Malaysia, made it to the finals in 2020 and is determined to outdo themselves this time around. The situation isn’t much different in the women’s team department either! After claiming an overwhelming victory in their last two BATC finals, Japan would be the team to beat when the 15th of February finally arrives!
Who Will Take The Grand Prize
You’ll not find a more competitive sports event this February! While many of the favorites look like they’ll be walking away victorious as usual, the unique recruitment measures countries like Malaysia are employing this time around means that things can swing either way this time! You can convert all this fun and excitement into tons of cash, though.