Thomas Cup and Uber Cup Finals to be Hosted in Delhi in May 2014
Delhi will host the final of Thomas and Uber Cup 2014. The BAI and BWF signed the dates and venue of the finals at Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi.
The Finals of the Uber Cup 2014 and Thomas Cup 2014 is to be held at New Delhi from 18 May 2014 to 25 May 2014. The announcement of the dates and venue of the finals of the two major badminton tournaments was done by the President of Badminton Association of India Akhilesh Das Gupta after an official signing ceremony between Badminton World Federation's (BWF)and Badminton Association of India at present is hosting the India Open Super Series.
About Thomas Cup
Thomas Cup is the Badminton World Federation's first international tournament and was first staged in 1948-49. It is also known as the Men’s World Team Championships. It is organised at an interval of three years. First President of the World body, Sir George Thomas and legendary player with 21 All England titles and administrator of the Sport came up with the idea of the competition and donation of the trophy.
About Uber Cup
Uber Cup is also known was the Women’s World Team Championships and was organised for the first time in 1956-57. Since 1984, the Final of the Uber Cup is held alongside the Men’s Competition i.e. the Thomas Cup. The Uber Cup, or the idea of organizing Women Championship was a brainchild of Betty Uber. Betty Uber in 1956-57 made a draw in the inaugural tournament of the Cup that took place at Lytham St Annes in Lancashire, England.
Both Thomas and Uber Cup’s are held biennially now.