Haryana Badminton body announces Cash award for Saina


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Jhajjar: Enthused over the clinching of three consecutive titles by ace shuttler Saina Nehwal in a span of three weeks, the Haryana Badminton Association (HBA) has decided to give a cash award of Rs 5 lakh to this Hisar-born player.

Decision to this effect was taken at an annual general body meeting of the association, which was held in New Delhi two days ago. Notably, this was her third successive victory. Earlier, she had grabbed Indian Open Grand Prix and the Singapore Open Series during the last two weeks. “The meeting has also decided to organise 75th Senior National Badminton Championship from January 2 to 10, 2011 on the campus of Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU) in Rohtak,” said the secretary of Jhajjar unit of the association,Manoj Sharma, adding it would be the first time when the national championship would be organised in Haryana.