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Afghan shuttlers off to India for Thomas Cup

Afghan shuttlers off to India for Thomas Cup

May 03, 2014 - 11:51

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghan badminton team on Saturday left Kabul for India to take part in Thomas Cup, the National Olympic Committee said.

The Committee said in a statement the badminton squad would participate in Thomas Cup in New Delhi, the Indian capital.

Badminton players from around 30 countries, including Afghanistaninfo-icon and India, would participate in the event.

The maiden edition of Thomas Cup -- Men’s Worldinfo-icon Team Championships -- was organised in 1948-49, followed by the Uber Cup -- Womeninfo-icon’s World Team Championships in 1956-57.

The 2014 edition, the prestigious biennial team championships, and Uber Cup finals will be hosted by New Delhi from May 18 to 25.


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