PDMBA request Maharashtra govt to reopen badminton courts

Pune: The Poona District and Metropolitan Badminton Association (PDMBA) has asked for permission in a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar to reopen badminton courts.

The association in the letter tried to put their side, said badminton is played by only two or at most four players at a time in a space of at least 1,000 square feet, which leads to full compliance with rules of physical distancing. It also said that although badminton is an indoor sport, given the size of the court, length, width and height of the complex along with adequate ventilation and exhaust fans, the premises can be kept airy and spacious.

Ranjeet Natu, secretary at PDMBA said, “A request for permissions to begin operations at badminton courts across the state was sent by PDMBA through an official letter to the chief minister earlier in Septembe. We all want to resume the practice sessions, the centre gas already permitted few states in June on the basis of nature of sport. However, if we don’t start practicing we will fall behind when competions and tournaments are organized. Online workshops are taken as far as mental strength and physical fitness are concerned but it is time they returned to the courts”

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