BAI names 24 members squad for BWF World Junior Badminton
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BAI names 24 members squad for BWF World Junior Badminton

New Delhi, Oct 7: Badminton Association of India has announced a 24-member squad to represent India in the Li Ning BWF World Junior Badminton Championships 2018, to be held at Markham (Canada) from November 5 to 18.

The Boys’ team will be led by Junior World No 3 Lakshya Sen, the reigning Asian Junior champion, while the Girls’ squad will be spearheaded by Junior World No 5 Jakka Vaishnavi Reddy. The two are part of the Indian contingent, currently in Buenos Aires for the Youth Olympics, beginning October 6.

Rest of the squad members were selected on the basis of ranking points they obtained in the back-to-back All India Ranking Selection Tournaments—Yonex Sunrise Badminton Tournament at Chandigarh and the Yonex Sunrise Krishna Khaitan Memorial Tournament at Panchkula—in September.

The selection committee considered the cumulative points from both the ranking tournaments for picking the players with Kiran George leading the pack with 700 points among boys. UNI