This year’s KDD-IBAK Kuwait Badminton League concluded with the best team holding ‘Victor’ aloft the championship trophy crushing five other endowed teams.
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The final witnessed their incommensurable talents over the opponent team ‘Royal Stars’.
It was indeed a battle of nerves between both the teams where at the end Victor reaped thetrophy with a 3-0 lead.
The 2019 KDD KBL prize distribution was done by Subramanian VP Business Integration KDD, in the presence of Dr Manimara Chozhan Chairman IBAK, Chandrahas K.T., President IBAK and Aneesh General Secretary IBAK, Ajaykumar Vasudevan (VP), KBL and Bipin Madhavan, COO, KBL as well as other directors of KBL.
In his inaugural speech Subramanian stressed on the need for healthy living and this is in tune with the vision and activities of the KDD. He reiterated the commitment of KDD in supporting badminton in Kuwait.
KDD-Kuwait Badminton League 2019 had six teams owned by IBAK members which were sponsored by individuals/corporates and participated in the 2019 edition. Top 102 players who practice across different clubs in Kuwait were auctioned into each team during the first week of September 2019.
KDD-KBL was a fantastic opportunity for players where senior/international players helped and played with junior
players and the experiences and expertise were shared across.
The 2019 league consisted of 6 teams, Victor, Royal Stars, The Cougars, CAF Dragons, Sabres & Thanjai Ninjas and was played in a round robin/Knockout format. Each tie had 5 matches, 1 Singles, two open doubles, one advance doubles and a mixed doubles.
CAF Dragons are owned by Chandra Mouli; Thanjai Ninjas by Ceasar; Victor by Yasin Bose; The Cougars by Mathews; The Sabres by T.J. Singh and Royal Stars by Binoy.
In the finals, Victor and Royal Stars had their most gifted players in their arsenal. Singles were played with Chris Sijo from Victor and Arif Sayed from Royal Stars and Chris Sijo won by (21-9, 21-9).
In Open Professional Category, it was their captain Aneef K. Latheef and Ajay Abhilash who beat Nanang Reska and
Stegin Titus by (21-11, 21-18). This match became the highlight of the finals and it was always neck to neck between the two teams. In the Advanced Category, Anil John and Abin C. Mathew trashed Freedy Alexander and Greesh Babu 22-20,
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