Indian Badminton League

  • Indian Badminton League to be re-scheduled due to busy international calendar April 21, 2014

    Taking into account the busy international schedule, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) is planning to hold the second edition of the Indian Badminton League early next year. The inaugural edition of the cash-rich tournament in August 2013 was a grand success with badminton lovers, the corporate world and even the...
  • Top shuttlers could miss part of Indian Badminton League April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Top shuttlers including Lee Chong Wei, Saina Nehwal or P.V. Sindhu could miss part of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) which is coinciding with the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier to be held in Odense. The Badminton Association of India (BAI) announced on Monday that the second edition...
  • Indian Badminton League to be held from September 30 to October 15 March 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The second edition of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) will be held from September 30 to October 15, the IBL Governing Council said on Monday. The governing council has decided to allow franchisees to increase the team strength from 11 in the first year to 13 players. Each franchisee...
  • Disburse IBL dues of players, coaches: BAI December 11, 2013

    New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has given instructions for immediate disbursement of dues of players and coaches who represented certain franchisees during the Indian Badminton League (IBL). This follows media reports of non-payment of dues. BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta directed IBL's commercial partner Sporty Solutionz to ensure...
  • Gutta meets Delhi Smashers, lawyers to fight against proposed ban October 9, 2013

    New Delhi: With the BAI mounting pressure on Jwala Gutta, the top doubles exponent Tuesday had a series of meetings with her IBL franchise Krrish Delhi Smashers and lawyers here to chalk out the next course of action in her fight against the recommended life ban. The Badminton Association of India...
  • BAI forms three-member panel to look into Jwala Gutta case October 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Faced with criticism from former and current shuttlers for recommending disproportionate punishment on Jwala Gutta, the Badminton Association of India on Monday decided to appoint a three-member independent committee to further look into the matter. Asking the panel to submit a report within a month, the BAI said till...
  • Life ban recommended on Jwala Gutta for IBL row October 5, 2013

    New Delhi: In a surprise decision, the Badminton Association of India's disciplinary committee has recommended a life ban on top Indian doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta for trying to stop some players of her franchise Krrish Delhi Smashers from playing a match against Banga Beats in the IBL. "The disciplinary committee has...
  • It will get tougher from now on: P V Sindhu September 23, 2013

    New Delhi: P V Sindhu knows life will only get tougher with rising expectations after her World Championship bronze medal but the young Indian shuttler says she is ready to put in the hard yards to reach the pinnacle of her sport one day. "I should not take it easy from...
  • IBL will help badminton grow: Saina Nehwal September 7, 2013

    Bangalore: Reiterating her decision to skip the Japan Open Super Series in Tokyo later this month, World No.4 Saina Nehwal said she needs more than two weeks of rest to recover after the hectic Indian Badminton League (IBL) that concluded on August 31. "Two weeks are not enough for my body...
  • Indian Badminton League suffers Rs 25 cr loss in opening season September 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Sporty Solutionz will have to be large-hearted to return next year for Indian Badminton League season two after its inaugural edition incurred a loss of Rs 25 crore, The Economic Times reported on Friday. Saina Nehwal-led Hyderabad Hotshots beat Awadhe Warriors in the final to win the crown,...
  • Jwala Gutta's IBL conduct to be investigated September 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The Badminton Association of India's disciplinary committee will investigate doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta's conduct during the Indian Badminton League (IBL) when her side, the Krrish Delhi Smashers, threatened to abandon a tie in Bangalore Aug 25. The Delhi team, led by icon player Jwala, threatened to forfeit the tie...
  • After IBL, Saina gearing up for Super Series, CWG and Asiad September 5, 2013

    Hyderabad: After a splendid run in the Indian Badminton League (IBL), star shuttler Saina Nehwal is now hoping to do well in the upcoming Super Series events and next year's Commonwealth Games and Asian Games. "My focus will be on doing well in the Super Series. Next year, it is going...
  • I am sure IBL will catch up with IPL in coming years: Saina September 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Elated after an unbeaten run that helped Hyderabad Hotshots lift the inaugural Indian Badminton League trophy, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal said she expects the USD one million event to become as big as cricket's IPL in the coming years. "Nobody expected it would be so successful because everyone was comparing...
  • IBL is a great thing to happen: Srikanth September 1, 2013

    Mumbai: The disappointment of finishing as runners-up notwithstanding, Awadhe Warriors' shuttler K Srikanth said he goes home a richer player from the inaugural Indian Badminton League after getting some valuable lessons of the game from seasoned international stars. "IBL is a great thing to happen. Badminton has been on the rise....
  • Hyderabad Hotshots win inaugural Indian Badminton League title September 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Saina Nehwal-led Hyderabad Hotshots crowned themselves as the champions of the inaugural Indian Badminton League when they downed Awadhe Warriors 3-1 in the finals at the NSCI Stadium here on Saturday. Indian shuttle queen Saina brought the Hotshots on level terms by trouncing her young challenger P V Sindhu in...
  • As it happened: Indian Badminton League final, Hyderabad vs Warriors August 31, 2013

    Follow all the action from the Indian Badminton League (IBL) final in Mumbai with IBN Sports' live blog. Hyderabad Hotshots and Awadhe Warriors have reached the final of the tournament with an identical 3-2 win-loss record in the league. Badminton buffs will get to see Saina Nehwal and Pusarla Venkata Sindhu clashing...
  • I want to break into top 15 this year: Ajay Jayaram August 30, 2013

    Mumbai: He stunned world number 5 Vietnamese Tien Minh Nguyen twice in the ongoing Indian Badminton League (IBL) but Hyderabad Hotshots men's singles player Ajay Jayaram on Friday said he needs to work on his consistency to reach his target of breaking into the top 15 this year. "I have beaten...
  • Saina-Sindhu tie will be clash of brains, style and power: Gopichand August 31, 2013

    Asked about the healthy competition in men's singles, Gopichand said it has been a see-saw battle so far and all of these Indian players have the potential to reach the top. "It has been a see-saw battle. We have had some very good performances from Kashyap (Parupalli) in the past. In...
  • PV Sindhu's clash with Saina Nehwal key for IBL final August 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Badminton buffs will get to see Saina Nehwal and Pusarla Venkata Sindhu clashing a second time in the Indian Badminton League (IBL) -- this time in the final here Saturday night at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) courts. Hyderabad Hotshots and Awadhe Warriors have reached the final of...
  • Sindhu sets up summit clash with Saina after sensational win August 30, 2013

    Bangalore: Riding on PV Sindhu's sensational win over All-England champion Tine Baun and excellent performances by their doubles teams, Awadhe Warriors entered the Indian Badminton League final on Thursday as they edged past Mumbai Masters 3-2 in a nail-biting semi-final here. The Warriors, who got the better of the Lee...
  • Indian Badminton League: Hyderabad Hotshots storm into final August 28, 2013

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Hotshots stormed into the finals of the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) 3-0 in the first semi-finals against Pune Pistons at the GMC Balayogi indoor stadium here Wednesday. Star shuttler and Hyderabad Hotshots' Saina Nehwal beat Pune's Juliane Schenk 21-10, 19-21, 11-8 in the women's singles while Ajay...
  • IBL: Saina beats Schenk as Hyderabad Hotshots go up 2-0 in semis August 28, 2013

    Hyderabad: Star shuttler Saina Nehwal survived some anxious moments before prevailing over Juliane Schenk in a tight contest as Hyderabad Hotshots took a 2-0 lead over Pune Pistons in their semifinal match in the inaugural Indian Badminton League here on Wednesday. Hyderabad icon player Saina won a tense decider after she...
  • Banga Beats win but Hotshots top IBL standings August 28, 2013

    Hyderabad: Despite winning 3-2, the Banga Beats ended sixth and last in the Indian Badminton League (IBL) points standings as Hyderabad Hotshots, with their two points, topped the table. The Hotshots are the table toppers with 17 points and will play third placed Pune Pistons, on 16 points, in the first...
  • IBL: Saina, Tanongsak give Hyderabad early edge against Banga Beats August 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: Egged on by the home crowd, a Saina Nehwal-inspired Hyderabad Hotshots consolidated their position by taking an early 2-0 lead in the Indian Badminton League (IBL) face-off against bottom-placed Banga Beats on Tuesday. Saina won her match 21-17, 14-21, 11-8 against Ying Tai Tzu, after Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk gave the...
  • Warriors defeat Pistons, both book SF berths in IBL August 27, 2013

    Hyderabad: Awadhe Warriors won 3-2 against the Pune Pistons as both teams booked their semi-final berths at the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) here on Monday. The Lucknow-based team bagged four points with the win and top the standings with 16 points. The Pistons too are on 16 but have...
  • PV Sindhu beats Schenk as Awadhe Warriors reach semi-finals August 26, 2013

    Hyderabad: Rising shuttler P V Sindhu stole the show with a hard-fought win over World No.3 Germany's Juliane Schenk as Awadhe Warriors sailed into the semi-finals of the inaugural Indian Badminton League with a clinical win over Pune Pistons, here today. After Sindhu and K Srikanth won their respective women's and...
  • Jwala upset with lewd comments from fans August 26, 2013

    Bangalore: Krrish Delhi Smashers icon player Jwala Gutta appeared visibly livid after she was peppered with some lewd comments from the fans during her tie against Banga Beats in the Indian Badminton league at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium here late on Sunday night. The 29-year-old Jwala, partnering V. Diju, won...
  • Indian Badminton League: Smashers thrash Banga Beats 4-1 August 26, 2013

    Bangalore: The Jwala Gutta-led Krrish Delhi Smashers weakened the hopes of Banga Beats to reach the semi-finals after they defeated the hosts 4-1 in the inaugural Indian Badminton League on Sunday night. It will not be easy for the Beats when they cross swords with table-toppers Hyderabad Hotshots in Saina...
  • Delhi Smashers threaten to abandon tie against Banga Beats August 25, 2013

    Bangalore: A serious controversy in the Indian Badminton League (IBL) was averted here on Sunday as Krrish Delhi Smashers almost threatened to forfeit the tie after Banga Beats replaced an injured singles player in the eleventh hour. Delhi Samshers were upset after IBL Governing Council allowed the home team to replace...
  • IBL: O Jorgensen replaces Hun Yu in Banga Beats August 25, 2013

    Bangalore: World No.9 Jan O Jorgensen joined the Banga Beats as a replacement player for Hong Kong's Hu Yun, who will be going back home from the Indian Badminton League (IBL) due to an injury. "Hun Yu injured his knee and will not take part in the IBL anymore. He has...