Pilibhit: Two days before the start of a state-level badminton tournament at Gandhi stadium in Pilibhit, the chief of the district badminton association raised the association’s demand for the construction of dormitory halls within the stadium complex for the stay of at least 50 male and 50 female players.
According to association chief Anil Mahendru, as many as 150 badminton players, including 40 girls, from across the state will be arriving in Pilibhit to participate in the tournament scheduled to begin on November 22. ” Due to the less availability of hotels in this small district, the outstation players might confront a messy situation about the stay, especially in the season of marriages when almost every hotel is booked, ” he said.
The tournament will follow the guidelines given by the state badminton association. For transparency during matches, the association sent an eight-member team of technical supervisors and referees. He added, ” A delegation of the association would soon meet the UP additional chief secretary of sports, Navneet Sahgal, to put forward the association’s demand. “