HYDERABAD: Host South Central Railway was off to a winning start defeating Eastern Railway 29-7, 29-14 in the first round of the 43rd all-India Railway ball badminton championship here on Wednesday. For the winner, Nanda Kumar, Srinivas Reddy and Sashi Kumar played well.

Other results: ICF bt Central Railway 29-11, 29-11; ECOR bt South Eastern Railway 29-28, 29-14.

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