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.
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 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.
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`.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the grand success of inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL), BAI president Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta on Sunday said that there is a possibility of making a few changes in the next edition such as including women`s doubles and having a review system in place and advancing the timings of matches.