Shuttlers sweat it out at UPBA
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The shuttlers at the India team probables camp for the Badminton Asia Youth Under-19 Championships had rigorous practice sessions at the Uttar Pradesh Badminton Academy (UPBA), here on Thursday.
Coach Sanjiv Sachdeva informed that 17 out of 24 players had arrived for the camp by Thursday evening. They had a practice session both in the morning and the evening session. When asked about the camp not reaching its full strength even on third day, Sachdeva said, "Some of the players have still not been able to report because they are busy with their admissions in various colleges after passing out in the Board examinations. They are expected to arrive soon."
Coach Tom John said that the players are coming after participation in the All-India ranking tournament held at Cochin and that fresh experience will help the players in the upcoming championships. He said that India has some very promising players and it has a very good chance in the championships.
People looking after the arrangements for the tournament informed that work on the 'pandal' having two warm-up courts is likely to be completed by June 27 while the main hall having six international standard courts will be equipped with fully air-conditioned facility by June 25.
Those who had arrived for the camp by Thursday evening include: NVS Vijetha, Shubhankar Dey, Naresh, Venkatesh, Shivam Sharma, K Chaitanya Reddy, Sharon Raphel, K Sriteja, Gauri Ghate, Daya Elisa Jacob, Ruthvika Shivani, Poorvisha S Ram, Arathi Sara Sunil, K Anusha, Sneha Shanti Lal, Meghana, Sudha Kalyani.
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