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Gopichand To Inspect The Badminton Venue After Meghalaya’s Withdrawal Threat

GUWAHATI: Hosting the 12th South Asia Games (SAG) along with Assam is under threat in Meghalaya and the games technical committee too writing the conditions unsuitable for the event, and plans to shift the venue of badminton event from Shillong to Guwahati after the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has deputed national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand to carry out the final assessment of the venue and will inspect the Badminton Venue After Meghalaya’s Withdrawal Threat.

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Gopichand, who was supposed to arrive at Shillong on Saturday had to reschedule his visit till January 13 after his flight from New Delhi was cancelled due to heavy foggy conditions, Meghalaya State Olympic Association working president John F Kharshiing told TOI.

“Gopichand’s view will be very crucial for us but we look forward positively for an early resolution of the impasse. We would certainly like to get on with the games,” Kharshiing said.

Meghalaya chief minister Mukul Sangma has personally stepped in and is making all-out efforts to block the moves to shift badminton event out of Shillong. The state sports secretary has also written to the IOA and SAI against this move.

Karshiing. (Image Courtesy: www.youtube.com).

John F Karshiing.
(Image Courtesy: www.youtube.com).

On Tuesday F Kharshiing sent out emails to director general of SAI Injeti Srinivas, CEO, 12th SAG 2016, Shillong, IOA president N Ramachandran, IOA secretary general Rajeev Mehta and IOA joint secretary Rakesh Gupta seeking immediate intervention for resolving the crisis.

Union minister of state for sports and youth welfare Sarbananda Sonowal has also assured to intervene and said that the sentiments of the people of Meghalaya would have to be respected.

Badminton Tournaments in October 2013

A list of all badminton tournaments in October 2013 are provided below:

Guwahati, Assam: All India Sub Junior Ranking (Under 13 and Under 15) Badminton Tournament from 14th to 20th October, 2013 (Qualifying on 14th, 15th and 16th October 2013)

Indore, Madhya Pradesh: All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament from 16th October 2013 to 20th October 2013 (Qualifying on 16th and 17th October 2013)

Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh: All India Senior Ranking Badminton Tournament from 21st October to 26th October 2013 (Qualifying on 21st and 22nd October 2013)

Jamshedpur, Jharkhand: All India Sub Junior Ranking (Under 13 and Under 15) Badminton Tournament from 21st to 27th October 2013 (Qualifying on 21st, 22nd and 23rd October 2013)

 

A list of all badminton tournaments in India in 2013 is available here