India to meet Pakistan, Sri Lanka in CWG badminton mixed team event

India to meet Pakistan, Sri Lanka in CWG badminton mixed team event

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 2, 2022: Defending champions and top seeds India will have to contend with Australia, Sri Lanka and Pakistan in Group 1 of the mixed team event of the XXII Commonwealth Games 2022, reports the Badminton World Federation. 

The badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games, consisting of the mixed team event followed by the individual competitions, will be held in Birmingham, England from July 29 to August 8. The final of the mixed team event will be on August 2. 

The draw was conducted in Birmingham in March. Nigeria subsequently withdrew in early May with Zambia now confirmed as their replacement. 

Each tie in the team event consists of best-of-five matches which test the overall strength of the team. 

Five-time champions and second seeds Malaysia, who were beaten by India in the final of the last edition in Gold Coast, are in Group 4 with South Africa, Jamaica and Zambia. 

England, winners of the first eight editions of the team event starting from 1966, are in Group 2 with Singapore, Mauritius and Barbados, while Group 3 features Pan Am powerhouses Canada alongside Scotland, Maldives and Uganda. 

Looking forward to the event, BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer conveyed his best wishes to the participants and the organisers. 

“The Commonwealth Games have a unique feel. While it features some of badminton’s traditional powers, there are also teams with a more recent badminton tradition, and thus there is a wonderful diversity of styles and approaches to the competition,” he said. 

“I wish all the teams competing the best of luck.” 

Tickets for the badminton competition, which will be held at the NEC, are on sale now at 

Source: Badminton World Federation