India wins first-ever South Asian Regional Badminton Team Championship
December 6, 2017

India won the first-ever South Asian Regional Badminton Team Championship in a title clash against Nepal in Guwahati, Assam on 5 December 2017.

India, who were the clear favourites, beat Nepal 3-0. The Indian team came into the final without losing a single match and continued their good run with Aryaman Tandon, who defeated Nepal’s Dipesh Dhami 21-9, 21-15 in the boys' singles competition, to give India an early initiative.

India's lead was further doubled with Ashmita Chaliha’s straight victory of 21-9, 21-6 over Rashila Maharjan in the girls' singles event.

In the boy’s doubles event, the pair of Arintap Dasgupta and Krishna Prasad beat the Nepalese duo of Dipesh Dhami and Nabin Shrestha to seal the win for India. Though Nepal started off well by winning the first game 21-19, Indians came back stronger and won the next two games 21-14, 21-11.

While the team championship is over, the individual competition is scheduled to begin from 6 December 2017.