CBA second state Championship from Jan 28

Players can send entries before Jan 20

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 13

The Chandigarh Badminton Association (CBA) will organise the Yonex Sunrise Chandigarh State Badminton Championship for boys and girls in the age group of U-13, U-15 and U-17 from January 28 to 31 at the Sector 38 Sports Complex. This will be the second state championship to be organsied by the association.

Last month, the association had conducted the Chandigarh State Badminton Championship for junior (U-19) boys and girls and senior (men and women) categories at the same venue. Over 200 players participated in the championship, conducted in a proper and safe environment.

Surinder Mahajan, Secretary, CBA, said, “Interested players of U-13, U-15 and U-17 categories can confirm their entries with the organisers before January 20.”

Players can obtain entry forms from their respective coaching centres. Only players registered with the CBA will be eligible to participate in the championship.

“The championship will be organised adhering to the Covid-19 guidelines issued by the Government of India and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and the Chandigarh Sports Department. Along with the entry form, players will be provided a set of SOPs, which are strictly to be followed,” Mahajan added.

“The association has decided to conduct state championships for the remaining categories for the benefit of players. Winners and participants on the basis of their performance in this state championship will get advantage while taking admission to various colleges and universities. Position holders will also be eligible for scholarships and gradation certificates from the UT Sports Department,” said Mahajan.

It has been also announced that the local teams for national championship, only for the 2020 session, will be selected on the basis of performance in this particular championship. However, for the 2021 national championship, the association will conduct separate trials to select Chandigarh teams.

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