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Islamabad event to feature Afghan shuttlers

17 Oct 2019 - 04:21
17 Oct 2019 - 04:21

PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Shuttlers from 13 countries, including Afghanistan, will participate in a badminton event in Islamabad.

The Yonex Sunrise Pakistan International Badminton Series is scheduled to be played at the Rodham Hall in Islamabad from Nov­ember 7 to November 10.

Pakistan Badminton Federation Secretary and Asian Development Committee Chairman Wajid Ali Chaudhry made the announcement at a news conference on Wednesday.

He said the contest would feature players from the US, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bahrain, Nepal, the Maldives, Afghanistan, Czech Republic, Iran, Iraq, Canada and Pakistan.

Asking the government for support, Wajid hoped the tournament would go a long way in popularising badminton in Pakistan.

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