Badminton ace Saina Nehwal pulls out of Syed Modi citing illness

Badminton ace Saina Nehwal pulls out of Syed Modi citing illness

With Saina withdrawing, two-time bronze medallist at World Championship P V Sindhu will spearhead the Indian challenge.

Mumbai Rockets beat Awadhe Warriors to enter PBL finals

Mumbai Rockets beat Awadhe Warriors to enter PBL finals

The Mumbai side would now take on the Delhi Acers in the Summit Clash at the Siri Forts Sports Complex in the Capital on Sunday.

Delhi Acers drub Chennai Smashers, enter PBL final

Delhi Acers drub Chennai Smashers, enter PBL final

The Acers exacted revenge for their 3-4 loss to the Chennai-based team in the league phase and won the crucial semifinal to put one hand on the PBL trophy.

Chennai Smashers knockout Bengaluru Top Guns, qualify for PBL semis

Chennai Smashers knockout Bengaluru Top Guns, qualify for PBL semis

In the first semifinal on Thursday, the Acers will take on the Smashers while the Warriors will face Rockets in the second last-four clash on Friday.
 

PBL: Saina Nehwal helps Awadhe Warriors trump Bengaluru Top Guns

PBL: Saina Nehwal helps Awadhe Warriors trump Bengaluru Top Guns

World No.2 Saina then defeated Suo Di of Thailand in their trump match to take an unassailable 3-1 lead over Bengaluru Top Guns in the five-match tie.

Premier Badminton League: Chennai Smashers beat Delhi Acers, register 2nd win

The Smashers had earlier defeated Mumbai Rockets 3-2 in their opening tie two days ago.

Premier Badminton League: Saina Nehwal's Awadhe Warriors register convincing win over Delhi Aces

Premier Badminton League: Saina Nehwal's Awadhe Warriors register convincing win over Delhi Aces

Olympic bronze medallist Saina, B Sai Praneeth and doubles pair of Bodin Issara and Cai Yun won their respective matches to take an unassailable 4-1 lead over Delhi in their second tie.

PBL: Kidambi Srikanth shocks Lee Chong Wei, Chennai overcome Mumbai

PBL: Kidambi Srikanth shocks Lee Chong Wei, Chennai overcome Mumbai

Kidambi Srikanth showed his rising stature in world badminton with a shock maiden victory over former world no. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, but could not prevent his team Bengaluru Top Guns from going down to Hyderabad Hunters 2-3 in the Premier Badminton League, here on Sunday.

Mumbai Rockets down Saina-less Awadh Warriors in PBL opener

Mumbai Rockets down Saina-less Awadh Warriors in PBL opener

Even before the disappointment of the late pull-out from the tie by Saina, the Warriors had lost the first three matches - including their trump match in men's doubles.

Premier Badminton League: Saina Nehwal pulls out of opening tie due to foot injury

Premier Badminton League: Saina Nehwal pulls out of opening tie due to foot injury

The World No. 2, who was bought by Awadhe Warriors for a whopping USD 100,000, said she had suffered a serious foot injury.

Premier Badminton League: 10 interesting things you need to know!

Premier Badminton League: 10 interesting things you need to know!

The league comprises of six teams with players representing from Asia and Europe besides India.

Premier Badminton League set to kick-off on Saturday

Premier Badminton League set to kick-off on Saturday

PBL has brought in the fresh idea in which each of the competing teams will nominate one match in each tie as their Trump Card.

Akshay Kumar named Premier Badminton League brand ambassador

Akshay Kumar named Premier Badminton League brand ambassador

Six franchisees -- Delhi Acers, Hyderabad Hunters, Bengaluru Top Guns, Chennai Smashers, Mumbai Rockets and Awadhe Warriors -- will compete for the trophy.

Sahara retains Lucknow, ICS bags Delhi in IBL 2

Sahara retains Lucknow, ICS bags Delhi in IBL 2

Corporate giant Sahara India Pariwar retained their ownership of Lucknow, while Infinite Computer Solutions (ICS) will be the new owners of Delhi franchise in the second edition of the Indian Badminton League scheduled to held in January next year.

Indian Badminton League: First edition a smash hit

Finally, the well deserving team of Hyderabad Hotshots won the inaugural edition of Indian Badminton League by defeating the Lucknow franchise Awadhe Warriors in the finals on Saturday in Mumbai.

IBL hailed as game changer

India`s million-dollar foray into franchised team badminton was hailed as a "game changer" on Sunday even though the event was shunned by the sport`s powerhouse China.

Indian Badminton League is a great thing to happen: Srikanth

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.

I am sure IBL will catch up with IPL in coming years: Saina Nehwal

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal expects the Indian Badminton League to become as big as cricket`s IPL in the coming years.

IBL: Saina-led Hyderabad Hotshots defeat Awadhe Warriors 3-1 to win title

Saina Nehwal once again inspired players of her team as Hyderabad Hotshots defeated Awadhe Warriors 3-1 in the final of the Indian Badminton League at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Mumbai.

IBL final: Hyderabad Hotshots vs Awadhe Warriors - As it happened...

Hyderabad Hotshots take on the Awadhe Warriors in the final of the Indian Badminton League to be played at the Saradar Patel Stadium in Mumbai.