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Unavailability of hova courts delays tourney

The second Asia-Pacific deaf badminton championship which was to start at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium has been postponed, reports Saji Chacko

india Updated: Nov 02, 2006 02:25 IST

The second Asia-Pacific deaf badminton championship which was to start at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Wednesday has now been postponed to Thursday. The reason: Problem in procuring the hova courts on time.

Speaking to HT, V Sathe, one of the technical delegates of the tournament, said that the snag was the organisers fault. “The inability to procure the hova courts was a goof up on our side. We made a mistake while quoting the price and it was a case of misunderstanding,” he said.

When asked if the tournament would be extended by a day, Sathe said that would not be necessary. “We can complete the tournament by Sunday,” he said.

For that to happen, Sathe said matches would now start early on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Australian team arrived here on Wednesday morning. “It’s good to be in India. When we embarked on the journey, we thought it was going to be very hot here. Surprisingly, the weather is quite cool and pleasant,” said Andrew Horn, a team member.