With the Telugu and Malayali communities separate badminton tournaments over, plans are in place for a tournament for South Indian communities involving Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalis, to be organised next month.
The newly-formed Telugu Badminton Club of Canterbury (TBCC), which is a part of the Telugu Association of South Island (TasiNZ), will be organising a badminton tournament for South Indian communities involving Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalis, in Christchurch next month.
Rajeswar Peddisetti, Organiser TBCC, said, “As a precursor to the upcoming South Indian tournament, we conducted a tournament especially for the Telugu community last week, in which 32 players participated.
After a total of 28 matches, the team of Ajay and Girish won the nerve-wracking final with the scores 21-17, 16-21, 19-21.”
Before this, the Christchurch Kerala Association's annual Onam-2017 indoor badminton tournament was held on August 22, with 10 teams participating.
Now, the communities have started practising for the upcoming South Indian tournament with bragging rights on the line.