England host Para-Badminton World Champs

This was confirmed by BWF President Poul-Erik Hoyer on Tuesday.

"It is appropriate these Championships are being held in Stoke Mandeville which is world-renowned for its contribution and connection to para-sport. The BWF is very pleased to be partnering with BadmintonEngland which has a long history of delivering world-class events," said Hoyer.

"As we look towards Tokyo 2020, we are building the global participation and quality of athletes in the sport and the World Championships every two years is a great opportunity to see the rising talent coming through. 

"The World Championships in Dortmund, Germany in 2013 were inspirational and I am sure these championships will be a great showcase of this emerging talent," he added.

The 10th BWF Para-Badminton World Championships will again bring together the creme de la creme of competitors from Asia and Europe to vie for the title of World champion.

Action begins next month with the V Spanish Para-Badminton International set for 25-29 March in Alcudia, Spain, followed by the China Para-Badminton International in Beijing from 13-17 May.

Dublin hosts the Irish Para-Badminton International in June 24-28, while the 2nd Indonesia Para-Badminton International takes place in Solo from August 5-9.