Saturday, Jan 20, 2018 | Last Update : 10:16 PM IST
Talented youngsters from 22 states in India will fight for the top honours.
K. Sagaya Bharathi (Tamil Nadu) and Kajal Kumari (PSPB) are the top-seeded players in the men’s and women’s singles events respectively in the 24th All India Federation Cup Carrom tournament. Meanwhile Shivdayal Yadav (Uttar Pradesh) and Mamta Kumari (Bihar) are the top seeds in the Sub-Junior Boys’ and Girls’ events respectively in the 44th Sub-Junior Nationals & Inter-State Carrom Championships, to be hosted by the Maharashtra Carrom Association and played at the Halari Visa Oswal Samaj Hall, Dadar (West) starting from Tuesday.
The second seed in the men’s event is L. Suryaprakash (RBI) followed by M.A. Hakeem (BSNL) and World Champion Prashant More (RBI) who are seeded third and fourth respectively. Tuba Sehar (Chandigarh) is the second seed in the women’s competition followed by World Champions S. Apoorva (LIC) as third seed and R. Sharmila (CAG) as the fourth seed. Maitrayee Gogate (Maharashtra) is seeded fifth.
Talented youngsters from 22 states in India will fight for the top honours in the cadet (Under-12) boys’ and girls’ and sub-junior (Under-14) boys’ and girls’ categories. Five World Champions and 40 Indian stars, will showcase the playing skills as they will target to emerge champions in the Federation Cup. Players from 23 states and 12 institutions will be seen in action and carrom enthusiasts are certain to witness some absorbing and exciting contests during the tournaments.