`Star-studded` PSPB defends national badminton titles

New Delhi: Petroleum Sports Promotion Board has won the national team championship doubles title for the 15th straight year in the Inter State-Inter Zonal badminton championship being played at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.

The men`s team led by Sourabh Varma had an easy passage in the doubles as they won 3-1 to capture the Rahimtoola Cup, and the women`s team also did not have to do much work in their 2-0 win.

In the women`s final, PV Sindhu showed where she belonged among the elite as she outclassed national champion Sayali Gokhale 21-16, 21-17.

Ashwini Ponappa and Jwala Gutta then beat Saili Rane and Sanyogita Ghorpade 21-12, 21-12 to complete the scoreline.

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