Arunachal Pradesh, following cricket’s State-level professional leagues, has announced a franchisee-based badminton tournament.
In a major step towards promoting badminton in Arunachal Pradesh, the Arunachal State Badminton Association (ASBA) will introduce a badminton league in the State soon.
“The Arunachal badminton league will be introduced after getting approval from the Badminton Association of India,” said ASBA president Ratu Techi during the 6th annual general meeting on Saturday.
Acknowledging the initiatives of all the ASBA affiliated units for promotion of badminton in their respective districts, the ASBA president said a foreign coach would be hired to train the young players.
The State has 22 affiliated district badminton associations, including Capital Complex and the Sangay Lhaden Sports Academy.
MLA Laisam Simai, who is also the ASBA vice-president, also attended the meeting and offered his suggestions.
Later, the meeting unanimously adopted the annual administrative report of 2018-19, presented by the ASBA secretary; the audited accounts and financial statements for the 2018-19financial year, presented by the ASBA treasurer; and the ASBA’s annual calendar events for 2019-20, ASBA secretary Bamang tago stated in a Press release.
The ASAB declared Lohit District Badminton Association as the ‘best tournament organizer’, Lepa Rada District Badminton Association as the ‘best performing association’ and the Lower Dibang Valley District Badminton Association as the ‘best promoter’ during 2018-19.
The association also felicitated the achievers in the first North East Olympic Games held in Manipur in 2018, and the North East Zone Interstate Badminton Championship, 2018, held in Nagaland, with cash incentives.