The best national badminton seeds to compete in the Kathmandu Tag Team Championship badminton tournament were selected by lottery on Thursday in Kathmandu.
The event featuring eight corporate teams – Nepal Telecom, Nepal Electricity Authority, Kantipur Media Group, Kumari Bank, Silk Group, Nepal Rastra Bank, IME Group and Nepal Oil Corporation – will take place in the indoor hall of the National Council of sports in Tripureshwar from December 21st. to 24.
The event will feature men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles and corporate doubles.
The top eight male and female players were each chosen by lot. Ratnajit Tamang and Sima Rajbanshi were drawn for Nepal Telecom while Dipesh Dhami and Amita Giri were opposed to the Nepal Rastra Bank team. Sajan Krishna Tamang and Samjhana Sharma were chosen for Kantipur Media Group while Bikash Shrestha and Anumaya Rai were chosen for Silk Group.
Top-eight seeds Jessica Gurung and Sita Rai have stepped down, clearing the way for ninth and tenth seeds Seema Rajbanshi and Samjhana Sharma to participate in the event.
Bishnu Katuwal and Rashila Maharjan were chosen from the team of Nepal Oil Corporation, Sunaina Mukhiya and Sudip Sedai from the team of Kumari Bank, Deepak Bohara and Sobha Gauchan from the team of Nepal Electricity Authority and Nangsal Tamang and Nabin Shrestha in IME Group.