Four Tamil Nadu shuttlers in Asian squad

Tamil Nadu Badminton Association secretary VE Arunachalam said that the increase in the number of domestic meets is one of the main reasons behind this.

Published: 21st June 2019 09:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st June 2019 09:24 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: AS this newspaper reported during the All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament last month, Tamil Nadu shuttlers have been making a mark in the junior circuit for some time now. On Thursday, there was more good news. For the first time, four players from the state made it to the 23-member squad that was named by Badminton Association of India for Asian Junior Championship in Suzhou (China), which will be held from July 20-28.

Tamil Nadu Badminton Association secretary VE Arunachalam said that the increase in the number of domestic meets is one of the main reasons behind this. “Four players in an Asian U-19 tournament is great news for the state,” he said. The team will be undergoing a camp for 15 days starting July 3 in Panchkula (Haryana).

Squad: Boys: Maisnam Meiraba, Sathish Kumar K, Sidhanth Gupta, S Muthuswamy, Ishaan Bhatnagar, Vishnuvardhan Goud, Manjit Singh, K Dingku Sing, PS Ravi Krishna, Manav Raj Smith, Edwin Joy. Girls: Malvika Bansod, Ashi Rawat, Samiya Imad Farooqui, Unnati Bishth, Aditi Bhatt, Tanisha Crasto, Treesa Jolly, VS Varshini, Simran Singhi, Ritika Thakkar, Shruti Mishra, Riza Mahreen.

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