I paid a quick visit to Mechi Badminton Club when I was in Kakkravitta, Jhapa last week. MBC with the support of their city council is building their own badminton complex. The total cost is estimated to be around 4 crores, a quarter of that coming from the local government.
MBC has started an after school "academy" for under 14 year-olds. Currently 31 kids are training daily and they are hoping a few of them develop into nationally ranked players. The club is keen on hosting high level badminton tournaments at their under-construction complex in the near future and are already organizing a regional level tournament this month.