KATHMANDU: Nepal Badminton Association is organising the first-ever Yonex Sunrise Nepal International Challenge here at the Dasharath Stadium covered hall from Wednesday.
A total of 149 players from 21 countries will take part in the championship that features five events — men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles, informed the NBA at a press meet on Sunday.
The tournament carries a cash purse of $25,000 and top three shuttlers in singles will receive $1,875, $950 and $362.50 respectively. Likewise, top three pairs in doubles categories will earn $1,975, $950 and $350 respectively.
“The estimated budget of the tournament is Rs 6.8 million and Badminton Asia and Yonex will support $11,000 and $6,000 respectively.
National Sports Council will provide us with two million rupees and we will raise the remaining amount from sponsors and donors,” said NBA President Ramji Bahadur Shrestha.
NBA has previously organised Nepal International Series.
A version of this article appears in print on November 11, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.