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IBL a game changer in badminton: Sanjay Sharma

The launch of the IPL-style league in badminton last year was a huge boost to lift the profile of the shuttle sport in the country, says former international Sanjay Sharma.

IBL to be postponed due to busy international calendar

A busy international calender has forced the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to postpone the second edition of the lucrative Indian Badminton League (IBL) that is scheduled for September-October.

Top shuttlers could miss part of Indian Badminton League

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.

BAI brushes aside IBL clash of dates with Super Series event

Badminton Association of India is not too concerned with the dates of Denmark Super Series event clashing with the latter part of the 2nd edition of Indian Badminton League.

Indian Badminton League to be held from Sept 30 to Oct 15

The second edition of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) will be held from September 30 to October 15, the IBL Governing Council said today.

IBL to be held in September: BAI

The second edition of the cash-rich Indian Badminton League (IBL) will be held in September, Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta said on Saturday.

Kashyap working for top-10 comeback

India`s leading male shuttler Parupalli Kashyap is aiming for a return to the top-10 of world rankings which will help him get a favourable draw at the Aug 25-31 World Championships in Copenhagen.

AFI mulls big ticket franchise-based athletics league

Aimed at raising the profile of track and field sports in the country, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) is mulling on launching an ambitious big prize money franchised-based league, which will have Olympic and world champions.

Life ban on Jwala Gutta: HC posts matter for March 3

The Delhi High Court will now hear on March 3 the matter concerning lifetime ban on ace shuttler Jwala Gutta by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for alleged indiscipline.

Jwala-Ashwini lose in Bitburger Open

India`s women`s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa on Thursday crashed out of the Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold after suffering a straight-game defeat against the Malaysian pair of Hui Ern Ng and Hui Lin Ng in the second round in Saarbrucken, Germany.

Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa to start campaign in Bitburger Open

Celebrated women`s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa and a few other Indians will start their campaign in the Bitburger Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament which starts with the qualifiers at Saarbrucken, Germany on Tuesday.

I am surprised why Gopichand is quiet: Jwala

Embattled shuttler Jwala Gutta on 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.

Saina Nehwal still in hunt for title; tough draw for rest in France

Still looking for her maiden title this season, India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal would be keen to put her best foot forward at the French Super Series.

Saina Nehwal looking for first 2013 title in Denmark Open

Rejuvenated after a one and a half month break following the IBL, Saina Nehwal will now eye her maiden title of the season when she competes at the Denmark Super Series Premier.

BAI did not send my entry for China Open: Jwala

Embattled shuttler Jwala Gutta on 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.

I am very happy with the decision: Jwala Gutta

Jwala Gutta has expressed her happiness over Delhi High Court’s order asking Badminton Association of India (BAI) to allow her to participate in the upcoming international tournaments.

Jwala Gutta meets Delhi smashers and lawyers to chalk out plan

With the BAI mounting pressure on Jwala Gutta, the top doubles exponent today 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.

BAI forms three-member panel to look into Jwala case

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.

We will fight, says Jwala Gutta`s father

Shuttler Jwala Gutta has not yet received any official communication from the Badminton Association of India (BAI) on the reported move to impose life ban on her, but she would seek legal recourse upon getting it, her father Kranti said on Monday.

Former players call life ban recommendation on Jwala harsh

Throwing their weight behind an embattled Jwala Gutta, several former players have described the Badminton Association of India disciplinary committee`s recommendation of a life ban on the star doubles player as "ridiculous and harsh".