IBL promoters ready to take BAI to court
IBL promoters ready to take BAI to court

 The promoters of the Indian Badminton League (IBL), Sports Solutionz, are considering legal action against Badminton Association of India in the wake of reports that BAI has terminated the tournament agreement with them.

 New leagues take off but IPL courts fresh controversy 
New leagues take off but IPL courts fresh controversy 

It was a year of many firsts for Indian sports with a number of new leagues taking off but controversy was not too far behind as a betting scandal among team principals in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) created ripples in the world of cricket.

World Kabaddi League claims better TV ratings than HIL, IBL
World Kabaddi League claims better TV ratings than HIL, IBL

 Barely four weeks into its inaugural edition, the World Kabaddi League has proved to be a hit with the audiences, achieving better television ratings than the Hockey India League, its organisers claimed on Tuesday.

Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly foray into football, win ISL bids

Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly were among the host of high-profile winning bidders as the organises of the much-anticipated Indian Super League today unveiled the eight franchises for the event that is set to take Indian football by storm.

Want to impact sporting fabric of the nation: Tendulkar

Considered the `God of Cricket` for more than two decades, the iconic Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday took the plunge into football when he bought the Kochi franchise in the Indian Super League, forming a new bond with `God`s own Country`.

IBL brought energy into Indian badminton: BWF

Badminton World Federation (BWF) secretary general Thomas Lund was on Sunday quite impressed with the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) last year, saying that it brought energy to Indian badminton.

Badminton legend Sidek relishing Indian cuisine

Malaysian badminton legend Rashid Sidek was so mesmerised with the local food he tried during last year’s Indian Badminton League (IBL) that his taste buds left him wanting more.

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.

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.

Shuttler Jayaram aims for consistency in 2014

India`s top shuttler Ajay Jayaram is aiming for consistency in the new year, something that he lacked in 2013 and which was the main reason behind his failure to break into the world`s top-10.

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.

Jwala Gutta may drag BAI to court

India`s top doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta may go to the court against Badminton Association of India (BAI) for threatening to ban her for life over a row during the Indian Badminton League (IBL).

IBL will benefit young Indian shuttlers: Sanjay Sharma

Terming last month`s Indian Badminton League as a game-changer, former doubles specialist Sanjay Sharma said it would benefit the young generation of Indian shuttlers a lot.

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 will play in Denmark Open, says Gopichand

Star shuttler Saina Nehwal, who has decided to skip the Japan Open Super Series tournament this month, will play in the Denmark Open in October, Chief National Coach Pullela Gopichand said here on Friday.

Jwala`s IBL conduct to be investigated

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.

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.

After IBL, Saina is focusing on Super Series, CWG and Asiad

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.