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India get easy draw in mixed badminton team event of Commonwealth Games 2018

India have been drawn with minnows Pakistan, Scotland and Sri Lanka in Group A of the Commonwealth Games for the mixed team event of the Commonwealth Games 2018.

other sports Updated: Feb 06, 2018 13:12 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
Badminton,Mixed event badminton,Commonwealth Games
R V Gurusaidutt (r) and Ashwini Ponnappa of India pictured in action in their mixed doubles match against Danny Chrisnanta and Vanessa Neo of Singapore in the Mixed Team Bronze medal final at Emirates Arena during day five of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. For the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, India have drawn a relatively easy group. (Getty Images)

Formidable India are likely to have an easy passage to the knockout stage of badminton mixed team event as they have been drawn with minnows Pakistan, Scotland and Sri Lanka in Group A of the Commonwealth Games.

The 2018 Commonwealth Games will be held in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to 15.

A total of 16 nations were drawn in four groups where each nation will play the other three countries in each group in the first two days of the competition at the Carrara Sports and Leisure Centre, which had hosted the Sudirman Cup last year.

Besides India, medal-contenders Malaysia have been clubbed alongside Canada, Seychelles and Ghana in Group D, while England have been placed with Australia, South Africa and Uganda in Group C. Group B consists of Singapore, Mauritius, Zambia and Jamaica.

The team event will have men’s and women’s singles and three doubles -- men’s, women’s and mixed in each tie.

The top two teams will move to the quarterfinals. The draw for the knockout stage will be completed immediately after the last match of the group stage.

The mixed team event will be held over the first five days, starting on April 5 with medals decided on April 9. Then six days of singles and doubles action will unfold with medals decided on April 14 and April 15.

First Published: Feb 06, 2018 13:12 IST