The Thomas Cup began as a three-year competition. Sixteen countries from four continents played in the inaugural event held in Preston, England, in 1949. It was a best-of-9 format that included five singles as well as four doubles. Malaysia took the first Thomas Cup 8-1, with Lim Chuan Geok leading the way.
These 16 players will divided into four groups, and the two top teams in each group going on into the knockout stage. India’s women’s team is in Group D alongside South Korea, Canada, and the US. Group B is comprised of China, Taiwan, Spain and Australia.
Thailand is part of Group C along with Denmark, Malaysia, and Egypt and Malaysia, while Japan is in Group A together with Indonesia, France, and Germany. Two teams in the top 2 in each group will advance in the semi-finals.
BWF Thomas Cup 2022 Schedule:
The tournament starts on May 8th and last until the 14th of May. Here is the complete program of the tournament.
- 8th-11th May: Group Stage Matches
- 12th May: Quarter-finals begin
- May 13: Semi-finals begin
- 14th May: Finals
The event will be held in the Impact Arena. The venue is located inside Nonthaburi, Thailand.
How to Watch Thomas and Uber Cup Badminton on TV and Online in 2022?
- BWF TV
BWF TV has the right to broadcast the Thomas Cup live on their channel. You’ll need an account with a cable provider for the game to be able to view it. The best way to view every game on the BWF tour. Live streaming of Thomas Cup is available via BWF official YouTube channel.