BLL's badminton tournament gets underway at Thoubal
THOUBAL, 6th June: Badminton Lamjing Lup (BLL)'s three-day Waikhom Shamu Memorial Thoubal District Open Cash Prize Badminton Tournament commenced on Wednesday, at Wangbal Indoor Stadium, Thoubal district.
The inauguration of the tourney was attended by CO of 3rd IRB Wangbal Ningthoujam Herojit Singh as chief guest and retired assistant director of SAI Imphal Centre Konsam Michael Singh as president.
On the first day of the tournament, Kh John defeated M Basantaraj by 21-10 and 21-11; while Benarji Y won over Tension Th in 17-21, 21-14 and 21-13 sets, both in men’s single.In Men’s double, M Basantaraj and Ph Iranjit defeated O Deben and L Shyamjai by 18-21, 21-11 and 21-13, while N Lolin and N Nara suffered defeat in the hands of L Premchand and Ch Tarunkumar by 21-17 and 21-7 sets. The tournament is being sponsored by Waikhom Mani in memory of his late father Waikhom Shamu.