By Shamseer Jaleel
Nuwara Eliya will be lit up on 29 April when more than 400 shuttlers take to the courts to participate in the Summer Season Badminton Championship 2017 at the Municipal Indoor Stadium in Nuwara Eliya.
This event is organised by the Central Province Badminton Association (CPBA) under the patronage of the Sri Lanka Badminton Association (SLBA) and the Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council. The event has gained immense popularity and improved its standards throughout the years.
Rubber carpets will be used on courts and this will be the first time such surfaces are used in these kinds of weather conditions. It is expected that this will be very helpful especially for the ranked players and for the juniors to produce their best during the highly competitive event. In total there will be 615 matches and 26 events conducted while Rs. 500,000 worth of prize money will be on offer for the winner.
The Nuwara Eliya Summer Season Badminton Championship will conclude on 4 May.