Ritika Thaker, Rashi Lambe on the Maharashtra team for the Westminton Badminton Championship
NAGPUR: Ritika Thaker and Rashi Lambe have been selected on the Maharashtra team for the interstate west Badminton Championship.
The talented city duo will represent the state in the annual tournament scheduled to be held at Mapusa, Goa from September 18 to 21. The Maharashtra Badminton Association (MBA) announced the team on Monday.
Ritika and Rashi He made the cut for the ten-member senior mixed team based on his excellent performance throughout the year. Doubles specialist Ritika also secured the position in the junior U19 mixed team.
Kaushal Dharmamer of Mumbai Suburban has been named team captain. The team has three players from Thane, two from Nagpur, Pune and Mumbai Suburban and one from Nashik.
The junior team is dominated by Pune with six players. Three of Thane and one of Nagpur complete the ten-member team. Former olympic Nikhil Kanetkar He will be the team coach. MBA senior vice president Ashish Bajpai will accompany the team as manager.
In addition to Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat and Goa hosts will compete for top honors. Last year in Bilaspur, Maharashtra dominated the West Zone tournament by winning both senior and junior titles.
Both Ritika Thaker and Rashi Lambe , students of Hislop College, were picked in the side as doubles specialists.
Maharashtra mixed teams
Old people: Kaushal Dharmamer (captain), Akshan Shetty (both Mumbai Suburban), Vighnesh Devlekar, Deep Rambhiya, Simran Singhi (all Thane), Ritika Thaker, Rashi Lambe (both Nagpur), Arya Bhivpathaki, Purva Barve (both Pune), Vaidehi Choudhary (Nashik).
Juniors: Rohan Thool, Rahoul Kanne, Simran Singhi (all Thane), Yash Shah, Harshal Jadhav, Sasmit Patel, Tara Shah, Riya Habbu, Tanishka Deshpande (all Pune), Ritika Thaker (Nagpur).
Manager: Ashish Bajpai
Coach: Nikhil Kanetkar