Dist badminton tourney to commence from Jan 19

Tribune News Service

Jalandhar, January 11

The District Badminton Association (DBA) will organise a District Badminton Championship 2020-21 from January 19 to 24 at the Raizada Hansraj Stadium.

Member of the interim committee and former national player Ritin Khanna said the Covid-19 guidelines issued by the government will be followed during the tournament. He said each player and one of his parents or coach will be provided a photo identitity card.

Khanna said boys and girls will compete in the Under-11 to Under-19 category. He said singles and doubles will be played in the veteran category (35 years to 60 years or above).

He said every player participating in the championship will get a receipt from the DBA. Khanna said January 15 will be the last date for registration and draw will be held on January 17. He added that former national players, including Lavleen Kumar and Ranjit Singh, will be Chief Referee and Assistant Chief Referee, respectively.

He said spectators will not be allowed to enter the stadium in the wake of the pandemic and matches will be broadcasted live through social media. Khanna said prize distribution ceremony will be held on January 24 and Jalandhar DC-cum-District Badminton Association head Ghanshyam Thori will be the chief guest.

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