Indian Badminton

  • Top shuttlers could miss part of Indian Badminton League 02-04-2014 08:03 PM

    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...
  • Indian Badminton League to be held from September 30 to October 15 31-03-2014 08:02 PM

    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...
  • Badminton couple Abhijeet-Trupti making waves 25-02-2014 03:50 PM

    New Delhi: At an age when badminton players usually hang up their raquets, former national champion Trupti Murgunde has decided to prolong her career by forging an on-court partnership with husband Abhijeet Naimpally. Essentially singles players, Abhijeet, 39, and Trupti, 31, are venturing into doubles play. The two paired up...
  • Hope to see many more Saina-Sindhu finals: Pullela Gopichand 27-01-2014 04:49 PM

    Lucknow: Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand hopes his two most famous proteges -- Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and World Championship bronze medallist P V Sindhu -- play many more finals against each other like they did here at the India Grand Prix Gold. Gopichand, who was named for...
  • Akhilesh Das Gupta unanimously re-elected as BAI President 20-01-2014 06:31 PM

    Lucknow: Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta was on Monday unanimously re-elected for a four-year term, starting June 2014, as he was the only one to have filed the nomination for the post. Secretary Vijai Sinha and treasurer Ashok Bajaj were also unanimously re-elected in a clear...
  • Jwala Gutta to open badminton academy 21-12-2013 07:25 PM

    New Delhi: India's top doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta is planning to open a badminton academy in her home town, Hyderabad. The 2010 Commonwealth Games women's doubles gold medallist has long been known to be unhappy with the way the sport is run in the country by the Badminton Association of...
  • PV Sindhu: Badminton's newest star 19-12-2013 08:29 PM

    A first ever singles bronze at the World Championship since Prakash Padukone catapulted her to the national consciousness. ...
  • HC directs BAI to accept shuttler's entry for national tourney 18-12-2013 05:26 PM

    Mumbai: In a reprieve to shuttler Prajakta Sawant, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to accept her entry for the upcoming national tournament to be held in Delhi. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice MS Sanklecha was hearing an...
  • Disburse IBL dues of players, coaches: BAI 11-12-2013 10:04 PM

    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...
  • Sports Ministry extending all assistance to Jwala: Jitendra Singh 31-10-2013 05:40 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh has responded to his senior colleague in the government, Veerappa Moily's letter to him in connection with Jwala Gutta's ongoing impasse with the BAI, saying that he will examine her case and see how he can extend support to her. In response to Petroleum...
  • I am surprised why Gopichand is quiet: Jwala Gutta 25-10-2013 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: Embattled shuttler Jwala Gutta Friday said she is surprised that India's chief badminton coach Pullela Gopichand is still silent on the proposed life ban on her by BAI for an alleged disciplinary breach. "I am really surprised why the chief coach is quiet. Why he has nothing to...
  • BAI did not send my entry for China Open: Jwala Gutta 11-10-2013 09:13 PM

    Hyderabad: Embattled shuttler Jwala Gutta Friday said she might miss out of playing in next month's China Open as the Badminton Association of India (BAI) didn't send her entry for the Super Series Premier event by the stipulated October 8 deadline. The China Open is scheduled to be held from...
  • Gutta meets Delhi Smashers, lawyers to fight against proposed ban 08-10-2013 10:46 PM

    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...
  • BAI forms three-member panel to look into Jwala Gutta case 07-10-2013 10:12 PM

    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...
  • Jwala Gutta may take legal action against BAI 06-10-2013 08:44 PM

    Hyderabad: India's top doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta may take a legal action against Badminton Association of India (BAI) for threatening to ban her for life over a row during the Indian Badminton League (IBL). Jwala's coach Syed Mohammad Arif said he has advised her to file a defamation suit against...
  • BAI chief to write to Jwala after life ban recommendation 05-10-2013 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: Badminton Association of India President Akhilesh Das Gupta will seek a response from Jwala Gutta following BAI disciplinary committee's recommendation of a life ban on the top Indian doubles shuttler for trying to stop some players of her franchise Krrish Delhi Smashers from playing a match against Banga...
  • Life ban recommended on Jwala Gutta for IBL row 05-10-2013 05:56 PM

    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...
  • It will get tougher from now on: P V Sindhu 23-09-2013 08:44 PM

    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...
  • Prakash Padukone heaps praise on Saina Nehwal 11-09-2013 08:28 PM

    Former badminton champ Prakash Padukone said that Saina Nehwal is an inspiration to the upcoming youngsters and Indian badminton is on high at the moment. ...
  • IBL will help badminton grow: Saina Nehwal 07-09-2013 07:47 PM

    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...
  • Indian Badminton League suffers Rs 25 cr loss in opening season 07-09-2013 01:06 PM

    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 05-09-2013 08:47 PM

    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...
  • After IBL, Saina gearing up for Super Series, CWG and Asiad 05-09-2013 04:58 PM

    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...
  • I am sure IBL will catch up with IPL in coming years: Saina 01-09-2013 12:11 PM

    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...
  • IBL is a great thing to happen: Srikanth 01-09-2013 12:08 PM

    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...
  • Hyderabad Hotshots win inaugural Indian Badminton League title 31-08-2013 11:43 PM

    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...
  • As it happened: Indian Badminton League final, Hyderabad vs Warriors 31-08-2013 07:25 PM

    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...
  • I want to break into top 15 this year: Ajay Jayaram 30-08-2013 10:42 PM

    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...
  • Saina-Sindhu tie will be clash of brains, style and power: Gopichand 30-08-2013 10:26 PM

    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....
  • PV Sindhu's clash with Saina Nehwal key for IBL final 30-08-2013 06:10 PM

    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...