`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.