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Indian para-shuttler Sugil Abbas appeals to government for financial help

Gaurav Kadam
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298   //    28 Dec 2017, 13:59 IST

Sugil Abbas
Sugil Abbas is ranked No.21 in the world

What's the story?

Indian para-badminton player Sugil Abbas has made an appeal to Govt. of Telangana for providing him sponsorship for participating in International events and monthly survival.

In case you didn't know...

Sugil Abbas, who does not have a left hand by birth, is an International para-badminton player who is currently ranked No. 21 in the BWF World Para-Badminton Ranking for Men's Doubles.

The heart of the matter

Abbas tweeted out today to Telangana minister K.T. Rama Rao of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi, making his appeal for financial aid to ensure funds for his monthly survival and participation in international para-badminton events.

Abbas trains at the famed Pullela Gopichand Badminton Academy in Gachibowli, Hyderabad and included a letter of recommendation from legendaryGopichand himself in his tweet.

The letter states his credentials on the world badminton circuit and also highlights the fact that Abbas trains regularly since June 2017 for International Events and 2020 Japan Para Games at the Gopichand Academy. Pullela Gopichand also cited his hard work and diligence in training.

Gopichand further goes on to recommend Abbas for being granted sponsorship from the government as he has bright prospects to acquire a podium finish at 2020 Japan Paralympic Games.

What's next?

We now await the response from the Government of Telangana as well as the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for Sugil Abbas' appeal for funds as he continues his training at the Hyderabad academy. The 2020 Summer Paralympics are scheduled to be held in Tokyo, Japan, from 25 August to 6 September 2020

Author's take

Sugil Abbas is a well-known name in the para-badminton circuit and deserves to get a sponsorship and financial aid to carry on his training for the prestigious events.

The recommendation from Gopichand further bolsters his credibility and the Government of Telangana, as well as the BAI, should come to his aid promptly.

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