Four-member badminton team off to Caribbean Junior championship


The Guyana Badminton Association’s (GBA) four-member junior team has arrived in Aruba to compete in the Caribbean Junior Championships (CAREBACO) in from August 18-25.


The championship is divided into three mini tournaments namely CAREBACO Under-19 International (Open for all International Players); CAREBACO Under-19 Team Championships (Open only to CAREBACO Members); and CAREBACO Under-15 and Under-19 championships (Open only to CAREBACO Members).


Guyana is being represented by Sun Burst champion and Junior Sportsman-of-the-Year Narayan Ramdhani in the Under-19 International events. He will play in the Singles where he is seeded number one; in the Doubles with Jonathan Mangra where they are seeded number two; and in the Mixed Doubles with sister Priyanna Ramdhani.


Priyanna Ramdhani and Mangra will also play in the Singles events.


In the Team and Individual Under-19 championships, Narayan Ramdhani, Mangra, Priyanna Ramdhani and Ambika Ramraj will play in the Singles, Doubles and Mixed Doubles events. Priyanna Ramdhani will also play in the Under-15 championships.


“The team is expected to do well and we are aiming to medal again for the sixth year,” coach Gokarn Ramdhani said.


The GBA would like to thank Mohamed’s Enterprise, Republic Bank, National Sports Commission, BK International, Hand in Hand Insurance, Crown Mining, Gio Tech and Cosmopolitan Trading for making the trip possible.


Photo caption: Coach Gokarn Ramdhani (centre) with (from left) Narayan Ramdhani, Jonathon Mangra, Ambika Ramraj and Priyanna Ramdhani prior to leaving Guyana (Avenash Ramzan photo)

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