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Badminton to unveil 100 young players

27 August, 2023

In a move towards nurturing young talent, Sri Lanka Badminton (SLB) is ready to unveil a squad of 100 players under the age of 13.

The final selection program took place at the Polonnaruwa Royal College Indoor Stadium with the patronage of Sports Minister Roshan Ranasinghe in the presence of SLB president Rohan de Silva.

At the end of the program, an elite squad of 40 shuttlers below 13 years of age secured their spots in the 25th and final district squad. Apart from this an additional 10 squads, each consisting of 10 young players, were formed in 10 schools in the region and presented with badminton gear according to SLB.

The squad formations are said to be part of the Under-13 district squad program orchestrated by SLB’s Regional Badminton Development Committee led by Roshan Gunawardena.

According to SLB the objectives behind this project is to identify and work on budding talents from all 25 districts offering them the chance to shine on both local and international stages.