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NE badminton tourney underway

NE badminton tourney underway
Players in action on the opening day on Wednesday.
Dimapur, Oct 10 (NPN) | Publish Date: 10/10/2018 12:31:00 PM IST

The four- day Yonex Sunrise North East Zone Inter- state badminton championship got underway at Dimapur on Wednesday.

Altogether 152 players including officials from eight North Eastern states are taking part in the tournament.

In the team championship event, Assam team entered the finals in both senior and junior category. In senior event, Assam defeated Mizoram in straight sets 3-0 while in junior, Assam beat host team Nagaland in straight sets 3-0.

In the final, Assam will face Manipur in both junior and senior category.

The finals for the team championship will be held on Thursday at 5 pm

While the individual events will start from Thursday, 9 am onwards.

The closing ceremony will take place on October 13 which will be graced by president Badminton Association of India and minister of finance, PWD & health, Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma as special invitee and Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio as chief host. 

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