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Akhilesh Das Gupta elected Badminton Asia Confederation vice-president

New Delhi: Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta on Saturday was elected the vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) for a four year term.Akhilesh was elected during the continental body's
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PTI 25 Apr 2015, 05:56 PM IST

New Delhi: Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta on Saturday was elected the vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) for a four year term.

Akhilesh was elected during the continental body's general elections in Wuhan, China.

Akhilesh, who held the same post in last committee, polled the highest number of votes among the six vice-presidents and played an important role in helping Indonesia's Anton Aditya Subowo get unanimously elected the president of BAC.

Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh was elected the vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) for a four year term.

Subowo will replace Malaysia's Mohd Nadzmi Bin Mohd Salleh.

Badminton Association of Thailand chief Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul was also in the race for the President's post but settled for one of the six vice-president post.

The BAI President got a 24 of the 31 votes counted while none of China's representative managed to find a place among the office-bearers.

“Badminton Association of India has been doing a good job in organising many international tournaments and our players are now among the best in the world. The BAC vote is a proof that badminton world is looking forward to India playing a bigger role in Asia,” Akhilesh said immediately after the election.

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