Tuesday, 17 April 2018

World School Badminton Championship from April 20


17/4/2018

PUNE: Maharashtra Government, International School Sport Federation and School Games Federation of India, Delhi has jointly organised World School Badminton Championship, 2018 from April 20 at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Mahalunge Balewadi in Pune.

The tournament will conclude on April 24. “The championship will see players from 16 nations fighting for the title,” said Narendra Sopal, Joint Director of Maharashtra State Sports and Youth Services Commission during the press conference. Also present on the occasion were Laetitia Picard, TC President Badminton and Norbert Kever, Sports Director, International School Sport Federation.

The Championship will take place at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex badminton hall. Each team will have 10 players – 5 boys and 5 girls, they will be accompanied by sports advisors, managers and technical officials. The championship will see the participation of 200 players, 64 coaches, 32 managers along with 80 umpires and technical officials. The championship will be played between Under-18 category for boys and girls respectively.  Kinder+Sport is an official partner of International School Sport Federation

Sixteen countries will take part in the tournament. Participating countries are Turkey, UAE, Croatia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, Chinese Taipei, France, China, England, Greece, Czech Republic, Georgia, Italy along with India 'A' and India 'B'. The Opening Ceremony will take place on April 20 at 10 am while closing ceremony and prize distribution will be held on April 24.

Maharashtra Badminton Association will handle the technical aspects of the tournament. All the respective arrangements are made readily available at Balewadi Sports Complex. Total 118 ties of more than 500 matches will be played on 12 badminton courts during five days. All badminton lovers are invited to be the part of the championship.

India ‘A’ team:

Boys: Matrepalli Tarun (Telegana), Trika Varun (Haryana), Raikonwar Moni Mugdha (Assam), Paras Mathur (Delhi), Ritupurna Bora (Assam).

Coach: Rohit Singh, Vishal Gajre.

Girls: Chimran Kalita (Assam), Nikita Sanjay, (Haryana), Prerna Alvekar (Maharashtra), Shivpriya Kalprashi (Tamil Nadu), Anjana Kumari (Goa).

Coach: Sonu Singh, Mayank Kapoor.  

India ‘B’ team:

Boys: Gautam Kumar (Haryana), Anirudh Singh Kushwaha (Gujarat), Aryaman Goyal (Madhya Pradesh), Jojula Anish Chandra (Telengana), Arjun Rahane (Delhi).

Girls: Varsha Venkatesh (Kerala), Anisha Vashe (Madhya Pradesh), Kokantee Vennlaa (Andhra Pradesh), Tanishka Deshpande (Maharashtra), Alifya Basari (Karnataka).

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