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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 21: IDAK’S second sports event, IDAK-KDD Badminton Championship 2021 was held on Friday, Oct 15, at Indian Central School Indoor Stadium, Jleeb Al Shouykh. Dr. Rajesh Alexander, IDAK President inaugurated the event. The match was officiated by the match referee Dr Kannam Shyam, physical education teacher, ICSK, Kuwait. The event’s first match, was between Northern Ninjas (blue) represented by Dr Jithendra Ariga, who took the lead by defeating Nithin of Southeren Spartans (red). In the following Women’s Singles Match Dr Ranjana of Southern Spartans leveled the score by defeating Dr Shasikala Savla of Northern Ninjas. Score (1-1). In the third Men’s Doubles match, Dr Renjit and Dr Johnjoy of Northern Ninjas won the match against Dr Bobby Joseph/ Dr Ashwin Sudhesh of Southern Spartans.
In the fourth Doubles match Dr. Nofal Mundathodu/ Sunil of Southern Spartans defeated Dr Rahul Puthalath/ Dr Ajay Vazhiyodan of Northern Ninjas to equalise the score (2-2). In the fifth Mixed Doubles match, Dr Mahesh /Sushama of Southern Spartans beat Dr Bankima/Sharon of Northern Ninjas. In the following Mixed Doubles match Northern Ninjas represented by Dr Jolly/Aneef got the better of Dr Biju Mahadevan/Dr Lavanya and leveled the match score (3-3). In the thrilling final match Southern Spartans represented by Dr Prashanthy / Dr Shamna won the Championship match by beating Dr Ranjitha/Dr Anjana of Northern Ninjas in a close encounter.
Final Score (Southern Spartans 4- Northern Ninjas 3) Men’s best player trophy was awarded to Dr Mahesh of Southern Spartans and Women’s best player trophy to Dr Shamna respectively. Runners-up trophy for the Northern Ninjas was presented by Dr Shaheer Malik, IPP. KDD-IDAK Badminton Championship Trophy was awarded to Southern Spartans by IDAK Secretary Dr Jacob lonappan. The IDAK event Management Committee headed by Dr Vinood Varghese Sam rendered all the help needed for the smooth conduct of the event. Dr Rahul Puthalath guided the IDAK’s sports committee headed by Dr Ashwin Sudhesh who organized the event with meticulous planning. The exclusive event sponsor was KDD. Photo courtesy to Dr. Shaheer Malik, Immediate Past President, IDAK for the wonderful snaps covering the whole event.