Bajaur stun Khyber District to clinch Inter-Madras Games Badminton title

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Bajaur District clinched the trophy after defeating Khyber District in the final by 2-1 played here at indoor Wadood Badminton Hall of the Peshawar Sports Complex on Sunday.

Director Sports Merged Area Pir Syed Abdullah Shah was the chief guest who witnessed the final. Two of the international badminton coaches Mu-hammad Nadeem and Hayat Ullah, organizing Sec-retary Awan Hussain, Khursheed Khan, players and officials were also present.

In the final match, Bajaur players did hard work against the strong Khyber District team and despite losing the first singles, staged a strong comeback in the doubles and a single and thus marched into vic-tory.

In the semi-final Bajaur defeated sub-district Peshawar by 2-1 in the first semi-final and Khyber District recorded victory against Orakzai district in straight sets by winning the first singles and a dou-bles.

In the quarter-finals Bajaur secured victory against South Waziristan District by 2-1, sub-district Peshawar beat sub-district Kohat by 2-1, in another quarter-final Khyber beat Orakzai by 2-1, District Khurram beat Mohmand by 2-1, and North Wa-ziristan beat sub-district Lakki Marwat by 2-0 while sub-district Kohat beat sub-district Dera Ismail Khan by 2-0.

During the final match, Secretary Sports, Tour-ism and Youth Affairs Muhammad Tariq Orakzai also came and witnessed the thrilling final. Soon after the final price distribution ceremony was held with all the position holders awarded with medals, trophies and cash prizes.—APP