Prannoy and Srikanth Are the Top Picks at the PBL Auctions

 October 12, 2017   Arunesh Varade

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The PBL auctions on Monday brought forth a surprising bid. It was none other than HS Prannoy who was the top pick at Rs. 62 lakh. This Kerala shuttler is now a part of the debutant team Ahmedabad Smash Masters. Previously playing for Mumbai Rockets, Prannoy will feature in new colors this time around. Moreover, the […]

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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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Carolina Marin is the Costliest Buy in 2017 Season of Premier Badminton League

 December 15, 2016   R K Gupta

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The 2013 inaugural edition of Indian Badminton League was rechristened as Premier Badminton League from 2016 onwards. Managed by Badminton Association of India, the 2016 season turned out to be highly successful and the new season is about to begin. With player auctions already completed in second week of November, the 2017 season gets underway […]

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Delhi Acres beat Mumbai Rockets in a Thrilling Finale as Curtain Comes Down on 2016 Premier Badminton League

 January 22, 2016   R K Gupta

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The result of the last tie between Delhi Acers and Mumbai Rockets in the 2016 Premier Badminton League hung in balance until the very last match. As the matches progressed, fluctuation of fortunes from one side to another kept the spectator interest on an upper keel. In that respect, it was a worthy final between […]

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Delhi Acres and Mumbai Rockets to Clash in the Final of 2016 Premier Badminton League

 January 17, 2016   R K Gupta

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After two engrossing semifinal ties at Bengaluru and Hyderabad on January 14 & 15, the 2016 Premier Badminton League is now down to its last match in Delhi, where the home side will meet Mumbai Rockets in the final on January 17.  On Thursday, Delhi defeated Chennai Smashers 4-3 at Bengaluru to affirm their superiority […]

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Semifinal Line-up Emerges after 11 Days of League-Phase in 2016 Premier Badminton League

 January 14, 2016   R K Gupta

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The last day of round-robin fixtures in India’s 2016 Premier Badminton League brought four teams to Bengaluru for two mouth-watering ties. Delhi Acres had literally sealed a place in the semifinal earlier and they put a stamp of authority with a thumping win over Mumbai Rockets in the first tie. Mumbai had looked good all […]

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Excitement Continues As 2016 Premier Badminton League Enters Second Week

 January 9, 2016   R K Gupta

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After a two-year hiatus, Indian Badminton League came back in its rechristened form this year and several ties of the 2016 Premier Badminton League have already been played. After two days on January 2 & 3 at Mumbai, the teams played at Lucknow over the next 4 days and moved to Delhi for the third-leg […]

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Saina Nehwal and Lee Chong Wei Are Most Expensive Stars as Indian Badminton League Makes a Rechristened Comeback After a Two-Year Limbo

 December 28, 2015   R K Gupta

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After a big fanfare in 2013, the Indian Badminton League program ran into legal hurdles in 2014 and 2015. It is now coming back for the 2016 season, rechristened as the Premier Badminton League. Based almost on the Sudirman Cup format, the 2016 PBL Season is slated to kick-off from January 02, 2016 at Mumbai […]

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