IMPHAL, June 9 - In a move to popularise the ball badminton and expand its coverage area, the Ball Badminton Federation of India (BBFI) is all set to open its 6th zone in the Northeastern region. Presently the BBFI has five zones including a central zone across the country.
This was disclosed by the BBFI secretary Y Raja Rao while speaking to The Assam Tribune on the sidelines of the closing function of the 5-day 65th Junior National Ball Badminton Championship for boys and girls in Imphal on Sunday.
In the national championship held in Imphal for the first time with active participation from teams from 26 states, players and officials from three NE states � Assam, Manipur and Tripura participated.
Kerala won the boy�s team title by defeating Andhra Pradesh while Andhra Pradesh bagged the girl�s team title by beating Maharashtra in the final matches played this morning. Maharashtra clinched the mixed doubles title.
�We�re also taking necessary steps to reintroduce the game in the upcoming 36th National Games,� said BBFI secretary Rao.
�We�re also planning to conduct a demonstration game in Myanmar soon.�