The India Open badminton tournament has been promoted from its previous BWF Super 500 to BWF Super 750 category. The alteration will take effect beginning with the 2023 season.
The tournament gained prominence after the Badminton World Federation (BWF) agreed to extend the BWF World Tour from 2023 to 2026. The number of tournaments on the circuit will increase from 27 to 31, including the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals.
The development also meant an increase in the prize money and the amount of BWF World ranking points. These changes will attract a greater number of international stars to participate in the tournament.
Recently, there have been quite a few changes in the BWF tournaments. The Malaysia Open has been promoted to the BWF World Tour’s top-tier Super 1000 level, joining the All England Open, China Open, and Indonesia Open.
Meanwhile, the India Open and Singapore Open have been promoted to Super 750 status, joining the current tournaments in China, Denmark, France, and Japan.
BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said, “More tournaments give us a fantastic opportunity to enhance the sport’s reach around the world, not only in established territories but into new ones as well. It also allows for more players to enter our elite circuit and gain valuable experience.”