We`ve to manage time to avoid burnout during IBL: Saina Nehwal

Considering the grand success of the inaugural IBL that has put a halo around Indian badminton, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal says the franchise-based meet should be held in such a way from next year onward that players don`t miss out on any other major tournament due to burnout.

Saina Nehwal needs time to recover

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 Aug 31.

Saina to skip Japan Open, Sindu and Kashyap to represent India

After guiding her side Hyderabad Hotshots to inaugural Indian Badminton League title, a tired Saina Nehwal has decided to skip Japan Open Super Series tournament as she wants to take proper rest before the European circuit challenge.

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.

IBL 2013 final: Saina Nehwal defeats PV Sindhu, wins seventh successive match

The tournament started with the much-awaited clash between Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu and after a successful tournament, we are once again waiting for the key contest between the two players in the final of the Indian Badminton League.

IBL final 2013: Clash of titans between Saina and Sindhu

If Hyderabad franchise has the world number four Saina Nehwal as their team icon, then Lucknow too has PV Sindhu, who recently became the first Indian to win a medal at World Championships.

IBL final: Hyderabad Hotshots vs Awadhe Warriors - Preview

Spearheaded by women`s world no. 4 Saina Nehwal, Hyderabad Hotshots would be determined to stamp their authority once again on the world no. 10 P V Sindhu-led Awadhe Warriors in what promises to be a rip-roaring Indian Badminton League (IBL) finals on Saturday.

IBL 2013, 1st semi-final: Hyderabad Hotshots thrash Pune Pistons 3-0, reach final

Inspired by the fighting spirit of their icon player Saina Nehwal, Hyderabad Hotshots thrashed Pune Pistons 3-0 in the first semi-final tie played at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Wednesday.

Indian Badminton League, 1st semi-final: Hyderabad Hotshots vs Pune Pistons - As it happened

The hosts lost their last league tie against Banga Beats on Tuesday, but they would want to make a fresh start as they take on the Pune Pistons in the first semi-final of the Indian Badminton League.

IBL 2013, 1st semi-final: Unbeaten Saina defeats Juliane Schenk in tough match

Hyderabad Hotshots’ ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal continued her good run in the Indian Badminton League as she defeated Juliane Schenk of Pune Pistons 21-10, 19-21, 11-8 in the first semi-final on her home ground at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Wednesday.

IBL, Day 12: Banga Beats vs Hyderabad Hotshots - As it happened...

Hosts Hyderabad Hotshots take on Banga Beats on their home ground at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Tuesday.

Banga Beats win but Hyderabad Hotshots top IBL standings

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.

IBL 2013: Cricketers bat for the League

Luckily for the game and the League, Indian cricketers are also showing interest in the League by supporting their respective teams.

Beleaguered Beats take on formidable Hyderabad Hotshots

World number 4 Saina Nehwal will take to the court for the first time in front of her home crowd in the Indian Badminton League.

Mumbai Masters look to bounce back against Awadhe Warriors

Mumbai Masters will look to put behind the disappointment of the defeat at the hands of Saina Nehwal-led Hyderabad Hotshots in their previous match and focus on staying in hunt for the semifinal berth when they cross swords with resilient Awadhe Warriors in the Indian Badminton League (IBL) on Saturday.