Mutual Funds Commodities Research Tax Planning IPO Our Team Contact Us    
Google
Web www.equitybulls.com
Stock Report

| More

Infosys Foundation India International Challenge 2019 to host 250 players from 13 countries

Posted On: 2019-11-19 15:39:57


International Badminton Tournament slated from November 20 - 24, in CCI, Mumbai

Badminton fans will be witness to a keen contest as 250 shuttlers from India and 12 other countries battle it out for one of the most coveted and fiercely contested events in the sport, the 12th annual edition of India International Challenge tournament. This prestigious event, which has been conducted every year since 2008, is being re-christened as the Infosys Foundation India International Challenge 2019 from this year. The tournament will take place at the Cricket Club of India (CCI), Mumbai, from November 20-24. It will be supported by the Infosys Foundation, the philanthropic and CSR arm of Infosys, and conducted by the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA). The tournament will award a total prize money of USD 25,000. Ms. Fariba Madadi from Iran will be the referee for the 2019 edition.

Apart from Indian players, this year will see participation from star players from Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and upcoming players from countries like Russia, USA, Bhutan, among others.

The qualifying rounds of the tournament will commence on November 20, and the main draw from November 21- 23. The finals will take place on November 24, 2019.

In line with its commitment to support and encourage excellence across sports in India, Infosys Foundation has chosen to sponsor the Infosys Foundation India International Challenge. Since 2008, the tournament has been hosted by the Cricket Club of India is organised under the auspices of the Maharashtra Badminton Association (MBA) and the Badminton Association of India. It is also sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and the Badminton Asia Confederations (BAC). The Infosys Foundation India International Challenge is part of the international circuit of badminton tournaments that earns ranking points for players.

The tournament will see ace shuttlers compete in all formats of the game, including Men's and Women's Singles, Men's and Women's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. The top seeds include players from India, Hong Kong, Russia, U.S.A., and Malaysia.

In the Men's Singles event, the No.1 and No.2 seed players include Valdimir Malkov (Russia) and Ajay Jayaram (India). The category will see young international players from India, Malaysia and Thailand challenge one another.

In the Women Singles, World Ranked 38 Porntip Buranaprasertsuk of Thailand and Mugda Agrey of India are expected to give a tough competition to other players.

Under the Men's Doubles category, the tournament will witness the Indian duo of Sumeet Reddy and Manu Atri, seeded No.1, along with the American pair of Phillip Chew and Ryan Chew, who are seeded at No.2, give their best for the title.

The Women's Doubles category will see the dynamic and top-seed Russian duo Ekaterina Bolotova and Alina Davletova challenge the Indian pair Meghana and Poorvisha, who are seeded second.

In the Mixed Doubles group, the Russian pair and World No.27 Rodion Alimov and Alina Davletova are the ones to watch out for.

Mr. Prakash Padukone, Founder and Director, Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA), said, "Indian shuttlers are making their mark on international courts and this has led to a surge of interest in the sport, taking it from just a game played during holidays to a serious sport at a competitive level. PPBA is proud to contribute to the growth of badminton as a competitive sport in the country, and is delighted to be a part of this event for the 12th year in succession. The Infosys Foundation India International Challenge offers a unique opportunity to young badminton talent who are keen to prove their mettle against both promising and established players on an international platform. The ranking points from this event are taken into consideration during the Olympic Qualification of players next year and hence, the competition is bound to be tough and exciting."

Mrs. Sudha Murty, Chairperson, Infosys Foundation, said, "Real education to me is one that is holistic. Physically, mentally a young academic should continuously seek to learn, and sports, I feel, is an integral part of that education. PPBA is one of the most well-known sports academies in India, which encourages and promotes talent in Badminton, especially focusing on those who have seen economic hardships and yet, are determined to pursue this sport. That is the reason Infosys Foundation decided to join hands with PPBA to help hone these brilliant, talented youngsters, so that they shine in Badminton, globally. The Infosys Foundation India International Challenge is a unique platform where badminton sportspersons from across the world will meet, exchange ideas and endeavor to learn from each other. We wish the tournament success."

The Infosys Foundation India International Challenge will be held at the state-of-the-art air-conditioned courts at CCI Mumbai, and the equipment will be supported / sponsored by leading manufacturer Yonex.


Source: Equity Bulls

Click here to send ur comments or to feedback@equitybulls.com





Other Headlines:

Nestlé India reaches out to Youth-launches 1000 'Nesternship' opportunities for young professionals

Bharat Forge launches Health Risk Monitoring System (HRMS) - An AI platform enabling Safe return to Workplace

Heritage Foods Ltd board to consider Q1FY21 results on July 29, 2020

Intellect Digital Core (IDC) ranked world #1 by IBS Intelligence Annual Sales League Table 2020

Ambuja Cements Ltd board to consider 2nd quarter results on July 24, 2020

RBL Bank revamps 'RBL MyCard' credit card app

Thomas Cook India sees opportunity in demand for mini-breaks Introduces City Escapes

TCS Launches Quartz™ Smart Solution to Help Financial Institutions Offer Cryptocurrency Trading

Tactical Air Support selects Ramco Aviation Suite

Karur Vysya Bank and Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance announce strategic partnership

Tractor market to report strong growth in Q2 FY21 - Pritika Auto Industries Ltd

LTI Launches Canvas, a Modern Software Engineering Platform for Remote & Hybrid Workforce of Future

ITC facilitates creation of livelihood opportunities in the rural sector during the pandemic

ABB launches anti-bacterial switches and sockets to keep surroundings safe

Steel Strips Wheels Ltd receives $140K alloy wheels order from EU market

Nucleus FinnOne Neo recognized as the #1 Market Leader in Lending by IBS Intelligence

Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Issues Voluntarily Nationwide Recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, 500mg and 1000mg due to the detection of NDMA impurity

ICRA reaffirms long term rating of Puravankara Ltd

YES Bank Ltd board approves fund raising through FPO

GMR Infrastructure Ltd. announces the Completion of Strategic Partnership transaction with Groupe ADP for Airports Business

Infosys Ltd board to announce Q1FY21 results on July 15, 2020

Shree Renuka Sugars Ltd Q4 consolidated loss at Rs. 146 crore

ZIM announces submission of marketing authorization application for Rizatriptan orally dissolving film in Europe

KG Petrochem Ltd Q4 FY20 net profit jumps to Rs. 10.64 crore

Airtel launches NEW Prepaid Packs with Premium Content from ZEE5

Birlasoft partners with Innoveo to Fast-track the Journey to Digital Excellence

PPAP Automotive Limited receives award from Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd

Indian Acrylics Ltd Q4 FY20 PAT at Rs. 3.45 crore

India Infrastructure Trust board Declares total distribution of Rs. 4.4497

Best Agrolife Ltd Board approves final dividend of Rs. 0.10 for FY2020

A Infrastructure Ltd Board approves Dividend of Rs. 0.10 for FY20

Unichem Laboratories Limited receives ANDA approval for its Cyclobenzaprine Hydrochloride Tablets

Opto Circuits India Ltd relaunches FDA approved Pulse Oximeters

L&T Infrastructure Finance closes the $ 100 million ECB from AIIB for Renewable Energy Finance

Digitate's ignio™ SaaS Suite for the Autonomous Enterprise Now Available on Microsoft Azure

Magma Fincorp Partners with Wadhwani Foundation to Provide Pro-bono Business Consulting to SME Customers

IDFC Mutual Fund #DateyRaho Campaign Thanks Investors For Staying Invested

Swaminathan Subramanian Joins Sterlite Power as Group Chief Human Resource Officer

TCS to Help Tryg Transform its IT Core and Enable Future Growth

Tata Power completes Sale transaction of ships for USD 212.76 million

Mindteck announces new client and project win

Maruti Suzuki partners with Axis Bank for easy finance solutions

Caplin Steriles to license five of its injectable ANDAs to Xellia Pharmaceuticals

Tata Communications wins eight awards at Frost & Sullivan's 2020 India ICT Awards

5paisa Capital Ltd board to approve Q1FY21 results on July 13, 2020

J P Chalasani resigned as Group CEO of Suzlon Energy Limited

India Infrastructure Trust fixes July 15, 2020 as record date for income distribution

PVR Ltd fixes July 10, 2020 as record date for rights issue

Suzlon announces Q4 FY20 Results

Sadbhav Infrastructure Project Ltd reports Rs. 1287.48 crore consolidated PAT in Q4 FY20







Website Created & Maintained by : Chennai Scripts
West Mambalam, Chennai - 600 033,
Tamil Nadu, India

disclaimer copyright © 2005 - 2019