twenty ninth version of Mrs. Krishna Khaitan Memorial All India Junior Rating Badminton Match can be organized when the scenario improves.
Organizing Secretary Sanjeev Sachdeva has admitted that the present scenario just isn’t excellent for holding a badminton match however it is going to be held sooner relatively than later.
The annual junior nationwide stage badminton match was scheduled to be held in Panchkula from January 11 to 17 at Tau Devi Lal Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Panchkula.
Nonetheless, the rise in COVID-19 circumstances in and round Panchkula has compelled the organizers to postpone the match. This was to mark the beginning of the junior home season of the Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI).
The week lengthy annual Krishna Khaitan Match is organized yearly by Categorical Shuttle Membership Belief underneath the aegis of Haryana Badminton Affiliation.
BAI, in a letter to its affiliated items, mentioned that they’ve taken this choice on the recommendation of the state authorities conserving in view the security of the gamers.
Ajay Singhania, Normal Secretary, BAI mentioned, “As a result of enhance within the COVID-19 circumstances within the state of Haryana, the state authorities authorities have suggested to not manage the Yonex-Dawn Krishna Khaitan All India Junior Rating Badminton match in Panchkula.”
Sanjeev Sachdeva, former coach of the Chandigarh-based Indian badminton group, has dominated out the cancellation of the match. He’s optimistic about holding the match within the subsequent few weeks if the scenario improves.
“There isn’t a doubt that the present scenario just isn’t preferrred for holding the match. We had made all our preparations for the match however the authorities officers have requested us to postpone the occasion. He believes that the security of the gamers can’t be compromised. We understood the scenario and postponed the match,” mentioned Sanjeev Sachdeva whereas speaking to Sportskeeda.
The primary Ashwini Gupta Memorial All India Sub-Junior Rating Match, which started on January 2, will conclude on January 9 in Panchkula. A whole lot of gamers from throughout the nation are taking part within the Below-15 and Below-17 classes.
Big loss for taking part gamers, says senior badminton coach
A lot of the U-17 gamers have been to take part within the Krishna Khaitan match, which was to be held after a niche of sooner or later.
Nonetheless, with the final minute postponement of the Krishna Khaitan match, the plans of the gamers and oldsters have been sabotaged.
“Since each the tournaments have been being held on the identical venue, a lot of the Below-17 gamers have despatched entries for the Below-19 match as nicely. They’ve booked all of the lodge rooms and have deliberate their itinerary accordingly. Now they’ve canceled lodge bookings and adjusted their journey plans. It was an enormous monetary loss for the gamers and the mother and father,” mentioned one of many senior coaches of the distinguished Nationwide Badminton Academy.
Categorical Shuttle Membership has been organizing Krishna Khaitan Memorial All India Junior Rating Match repeatedly for the final three a long time. Krishna Khaitan Memorial is among the oldest tournaments within the nation and could be very standard among the many visiting juniors. There have been additionally choice trials for the Indian junior group’s upcoming tour of Europe.