Some of the world’s top badminton players will blow their horns 2023 Asian Mixed Badminton Team Championship in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, February 14-19.
Defenders of champions Malaysia head up Group B, led by the world’s fourth men’s singles player Lee Zii Jia and their all-star male doubles Wooi Yik Soh AND Aaron Chia.
They will need all that firepower against their Group B rivals Indiawho can boast of being rejuvenated PV Sindhu, Commonwealth Games Men’s Singles Champion Laksa Sen, and in form HS Prannoy.
The People’s Republic of China were drawn in Group A and brought in seasoned officials such as Zhao Junpengwho was a member of his country’s 2019 gold medal team and current Olympic gold medalist in mixed doubles Dong Ping Huang.
Elsewhere, keep an eye on yourself Singapore in Group A, the challenge of which will be led by the former world champion in men’s singles Loh Kean Yew.
Being in Group C, third in the world in men’s singles and an Olympic bronze medalist Antoni Ginting will lead Indonesia.
Each match will feature men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles in the round-robin group stage, with the top two teams from each group qualifying for the quarter-finals.
Below we’ll take a look at the groups, the schedule, and how to watch the action.
2023 Asian Mixed Badminton Team Championship: Groups
Group A: People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Uzbekistan
Group B: Malaysia, India, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan
Group C: Indonesia, Thailand, Bahrain, Syria, Lebanon
Group D: Japan, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Pakistan
2023 Asian Mixed Badminton Team Championship full schedule
All times are in Gulf Standard Time (UTC+4)
Tuesday 14 February
(from 9:00 am): ROK vs. Singapore; Indonesia vs. Lebanon; China vs. Uzbekistan; Thailand vs Syria.
(after 1pm): Malaysia vs. UAE; India vs Kazakhstan.
(After 5pm): Chinese Taipei vs. Hong Kong, China; Japan vs. Pakistan; Bahrain vs. Lebanon; Indonesia vs Syria.
Wednesday February 15
(from 9am): Indonesia vs. Bahrain; China vs. Singapore; ROK vs. Uzbekistan; Thailand vs Lebanon.
(after 1pm): Japan vs. Hong Kong, China; Chinese Taipei vs Pakistan.
(after 5pm): India vs UAE; Thailand vs. Bahrain; Syria vs. Lebanon; Malaysia vs Kazakhstan.
February 16, Wednesday
(from 9:00 am): China vs. Republic of Korea; Singapore vs Uzbekistan.
(After 1pm): Japan vs. Chinese Taipei; Indonesia vs. Thailand; Hong Kong, China vs. Pakistan; Bahrain vs Syria.
(after 5pm): Malaysia vs. India; Kazakhstan vs UAE.
February 17, Thursday
February 18, Friday
February 19, Saturday
Where to watch 2023 Asian Mixed Badminton Team Championship
Badminton fans in India can follow the 2023 Asian Mixed Team Championships on Sony Sports TEN 2 and Sony Sports TEN 2 HD TV channels in India starting February 17 from February 17. Live streams of the 2023 Asian Mixed Team Badminton Championships will also be available on the SonyLIV platform and website.
In Malaysia, Astro’s subscription channels will show the action, while in Singapore, SPOTV’s subscription channel (which is available on Starhub or Singtel) is the place to watch.
If you can’t find a screen to watch the matches, look for Olympics.com reports on the results and highlights from the event.