Mumbai Disappointed for Second Straight Year as They Lose to Chennai in 2017 PBL Final

 January 16, 2017   R K Gupta

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Mumbai Rockets ran out of their luck for second year in a row after they entered the final of Premier Badminton League. Last year they lost to Delhi Acers and in the recently concluded 2017 Vodafone PBL, Chennai Smashers defeated them in the summit clash. For PV Sindhu’s team, the PBL ended on a pleasant […]

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Mumbai Rockets to Take on Chennai Smashers in 2017 PBL’s Championship Tie

 January 14, 2017   R K Gupta

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Defeats of Carolina Marin and Saina Nehwal were the talking points of the two semifinal ties in Delhi’s Siri Fort Sports Complex on Friday. With the two ace stars losing their matches, Hyderabad Hunters  and Awadhe Warriors also made exits from the 2017 Vodafone Premier Badminton League. While Hyderabad Hunters’ Marin lost to Mumbai’s Sung […]

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Mumbai Rockets Suffer First Loss of 2017 Premier Badminton League But Reach Semifinals

 January 12, 2017   R K Gupta

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Mumbai Rockets, Awadhe Warriors and Chennai Smashers have already qualified as semifinalists in the 2017 Vodafone Premier Badminton League. The system of earning or losing points in Trump Matches coupled with the 11-point tournament format has made crucial differences in several ties. While Mumbai were the first to reach the semifinals, Awadhe ensured their place […]

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Mumbai & Lucknow Looking Good after Three Ties Each in 2017 Vodafone PBL

 January 7, 2017   R K Gupta


After the Mumbai-leg, on January 3 & 4, the 2017 PBL arrived in the home of Saina Nehwal’s Awadhe Warriors at Lucknow. On January 5, Awadhe scored their second consecutive victory by destroying defending champions Delhi Acers in the same way they had done against Hyderabad Hunters, 3 days ago. They lost to Mumbai Rockets […]

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Marin Shows Her Mettle by Ousting Sindhu and Saina as 2017 PBL Gets Off to a Grand Start

 January 3, 2017   R K Gupta


World no.1 Carolina Marin of Spain exhibited her shuttling prowess on first two days of 2017 Vodafone Premier Badminton League. On Sunday, the packed crowd at Hyderabad’s Gachibowli indoor stadium was first treated to a colorful opening ceremony before the business of the day could begin. Playing for the hosts Hyderabad Hunters soon after, the […]

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