Premier Badminton League

Saina Nehwal pulls out of Premier Badminton League 5

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal has announced that she would not be taking part in the upcoming fifth edition of the Premier Badminton League (PBL), which is slated to take place from January 20 and February 9, 2020.

Nov 24, 2019, 21:01 PM IST

Premier Badminton League Season 5 to start from January 20

While Season 4 saw the Kidambi Srikanth-led Bengaluru Raptors lift the title, the league-owned by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) and organised by Sportzlive, the official license holders under the aegis of BAI, will be hosted this time in Chennai, Delhi, Lucknow and Bengaluru.

Nov 13, 2019, 19:20 PM IST

Teen shuttler Lakshya Sen eyes top 30 ranking by year end

Lakshya, who had reached the finals at the 2017 edition and semifinal at last edition of the Nationals, is eager to get the senior national title under his belt.

Feb 13, 2019, 11:38 AM IST

Nationals will help in preparation for All England Championship: B Sai Praneeth

With Prannoy and Srikanth withdrawing due to fitness issues, former champion Praneeth will be one of the favourites to lift the trophy at the 83rd Senior Nationals.

Feb 12, 2019, 12:59 PM IST

Mumbai Rockets to face Bengaluru Raptors in PBL final

Mumbai will hope to be third time lucky in the final on Sunday after losses to the Delhi Acers and the Chennai Smashers in the first two seasons.

Jan 13, 2019, 07:12 AM IST

Premier Badminton League: Hyderabad Hunters lead despite Sindhu's loss to Sung Ji Hyun

In the women's singles match, Ji Hyun Sung got the better of Olympic and World Championship silver medallist Sindhu 15-13 14-15 15-7.

Dec 26, 2018, 05:27 AM IST

PBL: Mumbai Rockets trump Delhi Dashers 5-0, Verma shocks

In the opening game, Shreyanshi struggled to tackle the height advantage of her Russian opponent and was mostly chasing the shuttle in rallies. But after losing the opening game, she changed tactics by hitting her tosses slightly higher and then going to quick cross-court drops.

Dec 23, 2018, 22:43 PM IST

Badminton- Thankful to Bengaluru Raptors, would love to pay back: Kidambi Srikanth

Srikanth was bought for Rs 80 lakh by the Bengaluru Raptors during the  Premier Badminton League auction that took place in Delhi on Monday.

Oct 09, 2018, 21:40 PM IST

Badminton: Marin, Sindhu, Saina bag hefty deals in PBL auction

Saina Nehwal will be seen plying her trade for the North-Eastern Warriors in the upcoming edition.

Oct 08, 2018, 22:52 PM IST

Saina Nehwal to marry fellow shuttler Parupalli Kashyap on December 16

Nehwal described Kashyap as someone who had emerged as a source of comfort in her life, with their relationship dating back to as long as 2007. 

Oct 08, 2018, 20:10 PM IST

Sindhu, Saina, Marin to go under the hammer for Premier Badminton League

A total of 145 players listed from 23 countries will go under the hammer. 

Oct 08, 2018, 00:01 AM IST

Hyderabad Hunters claim maiden title in PBL 3

Hyderabad Hunters overcame a fighting Bengaluru Blasters 4-3 in a thrilling summit clash to claim their maiden title at the third Premier Badminton League (PBL) here tonight.

Jan 15, 2018, 00:30 AM IST

Bengaluru Blasters set up PBL final date with Hyderabad Hunters

Bengaluru Blasters set up a potentially explosive championship match with Hyderabad Hunters after notching up a hard-fought victory over Ahmedabad Smash Masters in the second semifinal of the third Premier Badminton League on Saturday.

Jan 14, 2018, 14:06 PM IST

PBL: Chennai Smashers beat Bengaluru Blasters to keep semifinal hopes alive

P V Sindhu's Chennai Smashers beat Bengaluru Blasters 3-2 in a Premier Badminton League (PBL) match on Monday to keep alive their slim hopes of advancing to the knockout stages.

Jan 09, 2018, 15:46 PM IST

New techniques behind India's badminton success: Tian Houwei

Indian badminton is experiencing a golden period and the reason behind the spiralling success is the zeal of young players to experiment with new techniques, feels world number 22 Tian Houwei.

Dec 31, 2017, 12:54 PM IST

PBL: Saina Nehwal leads Awadhe Warriors' 4-3 win over North Eastern Warriors

Saina Nehwal scripted a sensational comeback win over Canada's Michelle Li to guide Awadhe Warriors to a superb 4-3 victory over newcomers North Eastern Warriors in the third Premier Badminton League (PBL) here on Saturday.

Dec 31, 2017, 09:56 AM IST

Saina Nehwal misses PBL-3 opener against PV Sindhu due to ankle niggle

Awadhe Warriors' star attraction Sania Nehwal was ruled out of the opening match of the 3rd Premier Badminton League (PBL) against Chennai Smashers on Saturday, here, as she had not fully recovered from a right ankle niggle.

Dec 23, 2017, 21:16 PM IST

PV Sindhu vs Saina Nehwal to set 3rd Premier Badminton League going

An exciting battle will be on cards when Olympic medallists P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal lock horns in the opening match between defending champions Chennai Smashers and Awadhe Warriors at the third edition of the Premier Badminton League.

Dec 23, 2017, 15:14 PM IST

Badminton Association of India seeking to clear air over Premier Badminton League

The hearing of the case is scheduled for December 11, while the third edition of the Premier badminton League (PBL) is set to held from December 23 to January 14.

Dec 05, 2017, 15:29 PM IST

HS Prannoy feels top-10 ranking would fetch good draw in big tournaments

Prannoy, who has reached the world no 10 rank for the first time in his career, spoke to reporters after being announced as member of debutants Ahmedabad Smash Masters in the third Premier Badminton League commencing on December 23.

Dec 01, 2017, 17:53 PM IST