Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray Wednesday promised a badminton training facility of international standard in Thane neighbouring Mumbai.
Speaking on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Sayyed Modi Badminton Training Academy, Thackeray said the Sena-led Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) will make all possible efforts to make available such facility.
“I expect only one thing in return and that local players should win gold at Olympics in badminton,” he said.
Academy coaches, including Srikant Vad, were felicitated on the occasion.
In absence of a better training facility, local players have to travel to either Hyderabad or Bengaluru, said Vad.