Promising shuttlers from Tamil Nadu gear up for Junior Badminton League
The 4-day tournament will see next generation shuttlers from Tamil Nadu who will be playing in the U-17 girls singles and boys doubles along with U-19 girls and boys and in Mixed Doubles category.
Promising junior shuttlers from Tamil Nadu will be seen in action vying for top honours at the second season of the Junior Badminton League which is scheduled to begin from the 12th of July 2023 at Trichy, Tamil Nadu.
The 4-day tournament will see intense action between next generation shuttlers from Tamil Nadu who will be playing in the U-17 girls singles and boys doubles along with U-19 girls and boys and in Mixed Doubles category. All evening matches from 4:45 pm on 12th – 14th July and all matches on the final day (15th July, 2023) will be broadcasted live on Eurosport India.
The league will see 88 shuttlers representing 8 different teams namely, Rainbow Rockers, Trichy Tamizh Veeras, Thiruvarur Delta Kings, Virudhai Vengais, Kovai Super Kings, Chennai City Gangsters, Thanjai Thalaivaas and Madurai Indians who will be divided into 2 groups and play a tie of 5 matches tie in the best of 3 format.
The shuttlers are ready to hustle and seal the deal for their team. The captains of the teams include Sania Sikkandar who will be leading the Thiruvarur Delta Kings. She was the runner up in the All India Ranking Tournament 2022 held at Bangalore and Goa. She is currently the 4th ranked doubles player in the national rankings.
Chennai City Gangsters will be led by V S Jayani who has won the Senior State Ranking championships.
Virudhai Vengais will be led by junior international and highly accomplished Shreya Balaji. She currently holds the 5th rank in doubles and 12th rank in mixed doubles in the country. She is the winner of doubles in the National ranking tournament held at Panchkula and also claimed the titles in both singles and team events in the South Zone Championships.
Nidhin K.M will wear the captain’s arm band for the team from the temple city of Tanjavur, Thanjai Thalaivas. He is the Junior No. 1 player in singles category in Tamil Nadu, recently winning the title in the State Ranking tournament held at Trichy and finished runner up in Tirupur.
Trichy Tamil Veeras will be led by the Bharat Sanjal S who was the runner up in mixed doubles in the recently concluded National Junior Championships. He has multiple national and state titles under his belt and is also currently the No. 1 player in Mixed doubles in the state.
Ashwath Harrish will be at the helm for Kovai Super Kings for the JBL who was the winner of the Trichy Ranking tournament. He won the doubles title and reached the semifinals in the mixed doubles at the Tirupur Ranking tournament. He was also the runner up at the Erode Ranking championship.
Captaining the Rainbow Rockers team, M Swastik currently is ranked no. 1 in the country in under-17 mixed doubles, no.1 in the state in under-17 boys singles, no. 4 in under 19 boys doubles and no.7 in boys doubles categories.
Madurai Indians will be captained by Chenhoor Varshan who was the last year runner up from the u-19 boys doubles category in the state championship.