Gangtok, Jan 3
The auction for the 2nd Jorethang Premier Badminton League [JPBL 2] will be held on 5 January at Jorethang in South Sikkim. Six teams have been placing their bids once again from the top shuttlers of Sikkim during the auction.
The event is being organized by the Badminton Association of Jorethang [BAJ] in association with Sikkim Krantikari Morcha party’s Sports wing & Labour front under the aegis of Badminton Association of Sikkim [BAS]. Minister for Sports & Youth Affairs, Kunga Nima Lepcha has consented to be the chief guest of the event.
A press release of BAJ president, Jigmey Namgyal mentioned that after the huge success of the first edition of JPBL, there are six teams once again placing their bids for their teams from the top badminton Shuttlers from all over Sikkim.
The franchise owners of this year are Dallam Express owned by Minister to Power & Labour Department, MN Sherpa, Poklok Warriors owned by RB Tamang alias Captain Jojo, Salghari Zoom Blockers owned by Zoom-Salghari MLA, Sunita Gajmer, David Warriors owned by Political Secretary to the Chief Minister, Jacob Khaling and Soreng-Chakung MLA, Aditya Golay, Red Panda GMTS owned by former Minister, GM Gurung and Tsering Sherpa and United Sikkim Shuttlers owned by Olympian Tarundeep Rai and former Indian football team skipper. Padma Shree Bhaichung Bhutia.
“The total auction kitty this year is Rs 65,000 and each team will have one woman, four men and six veteran men players. The tournament will be held on the first week of February,” it is informed.