The Delhi Capital Badminton Association has selected a 15-person squad to compete at the upcoming National Games, which will take place in Gujarat from September 27 to October 10.
The 36th edition of the multi-event sporting showpiece will be held in six cities across Gujarat, after a seven-year long break. It was last held in Kerala in 2015.
Surat will host badminton events from October 4 to 9.
Arjun Rehani, Vaibhav Jadhav, Nitin Kumar, Harsh Rana, Eshaan Duggal, Likhita Srivastava, Deepshikha Singh, Bharti Pal, Navadha Mangalam, and Khushi Gupta make up the Delhi team. For the individual events Kartikey Gulshan Kumar, Aashi Rawat, Rohan Kapoor, kanika Kanwal, Khushi Gupta and Kavya Gupta were picked.
“The Delhi Teams have been selected on the basis of performance in the four State Ranking tournaments including Delhi State Championship,” Delhi Capital Badminton Championship (DCBA) said in a release.
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced on Friday that teams from Delhi, Assam, Maharashtra, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Kerala, and Gujarat would be eligible to compete in the National Games’ mixed team championships.
DCBA also announced its team for the North Zone Inter-State Badminton Championship to be held at Jammu from September 8 to 11.
Teams: National Games: Mixed team championships: Arjun Rehani, Vaibhav Jadhav, Nitin Kumar, Harsh Rana, Eshaan Duggal, Likhita Srivastava, Deepshikha Singh, Bharti Pal, Navadha Mangalam, Khushi Gupta.
Individual events: Kartikey Gulshan Kumar, Aashi Rawat, Rohan Kapoor, Kanika Kanwal, Khushi Gupta, Kavya Gupta.
North Zone Inter State Championships: Men: Arjun Rehani, Vaibhav Jadhav, Harsh Rana, Nitin Kumar and Eshaan Duggal.
Women: Likhita Srivastava, Deepshikha Singh, Navadha Mangalam, Khushi Gupta, Kavya Gupta.
Boys U19: Abhinav Manglam, S. Gainpaul, Rudransh Negi, Shivasnh Negi, Vaasu Himmatramka.