Premier Badminton League

Premier Badminton League is a franchise league; Sportz & Live Private Limited (Sportzlive) has the rights to operate and execute the Premier Badminton League. It was named Indian Badminton League (IBL) when founded in 2013 then later rechristened to Premier Badminton League before the start of 2nd season in 2016. The inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League was held in India from 14 August 2013 to 31 August 2013.[1]Hyderabad Hotshots won the inaugural IBL title at Mumbai on 31 August 2013.[2] The second season of the league 2016 Premier Badminton League was held from 2 to 17 January 2016. Delhi Dashers (formerly Delhi Acers) defeated Mumbai Rockets in the final to clinch the title. The third season began on 22 December 2016 and came to end on 14 January 2017 with the Chennai Smashers headed by P. V. Sindhu clinching the title in the finals. The fourth season began on 23 December 2017 and came to end on 14 January 2018 with Hyderabad Hunters headed by Carolina Marin emerging as the champions.The fifth season began on 22 December 2018 and came to end on 13 January 2019 with Bengaluru Raptors emerging as the champions.

Premier Badminton League
Most recent season or competition:
2018-19 Premier Badminton League
Premier Badminton League logo
SportBadminton
Founded2013 as Indian Badminton League
Inaugural season2013
AdministratorBadminton Association of India
No. of teams9
CountryIndia
Venue(s)Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore , Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Lucknow and Guwahati
Most recent
champion(s)
Bengaluru Raptors
Most titlesBengaluru Raptors, Hyderabad Hunters, Chennai Smashers, Delhi Dashers, and Hyderabad Hotshots, (1 each)
Sponsor(s)Vodafone
Tournament formatRound-robin and knock-out
Official websitepbl-india.com

IBL 2013 auctions

The first season auctions were scheduled on 30 June 2013 which were postponed to 19 July 2013 and again postponed to 22 July 2013.[3] The 2013 auctions were held in Delhi[4] and were conducted by International Auctioneer Bob Hayton. The highest paid players were the Malaysian Lee Chong Wei, sold for $135,000 to Mumbai Masters and Indian Saina Nehwal who went to Hyderabad Hotshots for $120,000. The auction itself was not short of controversy. The base price of Indian marquee players, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were halved from USD 50,000 to USD 25,000, without the players' notice.

[5] Chinese players did not take part in the 2013 tournament.[6]

Seasons

First Season

Indian badminton league started in 2013. The first season was scheduled from 14 August 2013 to 31 August 2013. Hyderabad Hotshots beat Awadhe Warriors in the final by three games to one at Mumbai's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium. In round robin 15 matches were scheduled across six Indian cities, viz. Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, and Hyderabad. Cities of Delhi, Lucknow, and Pune were host for three matches each while Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad were host for two matches each in the group stage. First semi-final was played at Hyderabad's Gachibowli Indoor Stadium while the second was played at Bangalore's Kanteerava Indoor Stadium. The final was scheduled at Mumbai at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium

Second Season

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Third Season

The third season of the Premier Badminton League started on 1 January 2017 and concluded on 14 January 2017. It followed the same format as the earlier two leagues, and the four teams to proceed to the semi-finals were Awadhe Warriors, Mumbai Rockets, Chennai Smashers and Hyderabad Hunters. Chennai Smashers beat Awadhe Warriors 4-1 and Mumbai Rockets beat Hyderabad Hunters 3-(-1) to proceed to the final. Chennai Smashers won the tournament after beating Mumbai Rockets 4-3.

Roster

2013 Players List

Hyderabad Hotshots (Champions Of IBL 2013)
Country Player Salary
 India Saina Nehwal $120,000
 Indonesia Taufik Hidayat $15,000
 India Ajay Jayaram $25,000
 Malaysia Goh V Shem $10,000
 India Tarun Kona $28,000
 India Pradnya Gadre $46,000
 Malaysia Lim Khim Wah $10,000
 Thailand Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk $15,000
 India Kanthi Visalakshi P $3,000
 India Shubhankar Dey $3,000
 India Rahul C Yadav $1,000
Banga Beats
Country Player Salary
 India P. Kashyap $75,000
 Hong Kong Hu Yun $50,000
Taiwan Taiwan Tai Tzu-Ying $25,000
 Spain Carolina Marin $10,000
 Denmark Carsten Mogensen $50,000
 India Akshay Dewalkar $36,000
 India Aparna Balan $12,000
 India Aditya Prakash $5,000
 India Arvind Bhat $7,500
 India J. Meghana $4,000
Delhi Smashers
Country Player Salary
 India Jwala Gutta $31,000
 Malaysia Liew Daren $20,000
 India H. S. Prannoy $16,000
 India Sai Praneeth B. $40,000
 India Arundhati Pantawane $15,000
 Malaysia Tan Boon Heong $50,000
 Malaysia Koo Kien Keat $50,000
 India V. Diju $30,000
 Thailand Nichaon Jindapon $15,000
 India Prajakta Sawant $7,000
Mumbai Masters
Country Player Salary
 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei $135,000
 Germany Marc Zwiebler $15,000
 Denmark Tine Baun $30,000
 India Pranav Chopra $36,000
 India Manu Attri $10,000
 India N. Siki Reddy $11,000
 India P. C. Thulasi $10,000
 Russia Vladimir Ivanov $15,000
 India Rasika Raje $3,000
 India B. Sumeeth Reddy $7,500
Pune Pistons
Country Player Salary
 India Ashwini Ponnappa $25,000
 Vietnam Nguyen Tien Minh $44,000
 India Saurabh Verma $20,000
 India Anup Sridhar $6,000
 Germany Juliane Schenk $90,000
 Denmark Joachiam Fischer Nielsen $35,000
 India Sanave Thomas $5,000
 India Arun Vishnu $26,000
 Malaysia Tan Wee Kiong $15,000
 India Rupesh K $5,000
Awadhe Warriors
Country Player Salary
 India P. V. Sindhu $80,000
 Malaysia Chong Wei Feng $25,000
 India Gurusai Dutt $40,000
 India Srikanth Kidambi $34,000
 Thailand Sapsiree Taerattanachai $15,000
 India Ruthvika Shivani $3000
 Indonesia Markis Kido $15,500
 Denmark Mathias Boe $50,000
 India K. Maneesha $26,000
 India Nanda Gopal $10,000

2016 Players List

Delhi Acers Hyderabad Hunters Mumbai Rockets Awadhe Warriors Bengaluru Blasters Chennai Smashers
India Ajay Jayaram India Siril Verma India Prannoy Kumar India B. Sai Praneeth India Anand Pawar France Brice Leverdez
England Rajiv Ouseph India Parupalli Kashyap India R.M.V. Gurusaisdutt India Sourabh Verma India Sameer Verma Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro
Indonesia Tommy Sugiarto Malaysia Lee Chong Wei India Ruthwika Gadde Thailand S. Tanongsak India K. Srikanth Indonesia Simon Santoso
India P. C. Thulasi Thailand Supanida Katethong China Han Li India Saina Nehwal China Suo Di India P.V. Sindhu
India Shikha Gautam India K. Nandagopal China Liu Zi Die India G. Vrushali India B. Sumeeth Reddy India Sri Krishna Priya
India Akshay Dewalkar India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy India Manu Attri China Cai Yun Malaysia Tan Boon Heong India Pranav Chopra
Malaysia Koo Kien Keat Indonesia Markis Kido Thailand Chayut Triyachart Indonesia Hendra Gunawan Malaysia Koo Kien Keat England Chris Adcock
Malaysia Tan Boon Heong Denmark Carsten Mogensen Russia Vladimir Ivanov Thailand Bodin Isara Denmark Joachim Fischer Nielsen Canada Toby Ng
India Aparna Balan India Jwala Gutta Denmark Mathias Boe India K. Maneesha Scotland Robert Blair India N. Sikki Reddy
England Gabrielle Adcock India J. Meghana Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Denmark Christinna Pedersen India Ashwini Ponnappa Indonesia Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth

2017 Players List

Delhi Acers Awadhe Warriors Mumbai Rockets Hyderabad Hunters Bengaluru Blasters Chennai Smashers
DenmarkJan Ø. Jørgensen IndiaSrikanth Kidambi IndiaAjay Jayaram IndiaB. Sai Praneeth DenmarkViktor Axelsen IndiaP. V. Sindhu
IndiaSiril Verma Hong KongWong Wing Ki IndiaPrannoy Kumar IndiaSameer Verma IndiaSourabh Varma IndiaArundhati Pantawane
South KoreaSon Wan-ho IndiaSaina Nehwal IndiaShreyansh Jaiswal EnglandRajiv Ouseph ThailandBoonsak Ponsana IndiaParupalli Kashyap
IndiaAakarshi Kashyap IndiaRituparna Das South KoreaSung Ji-hyun SpainCarolina Marín IndiaGadde Ruthvika Shivani ThailandTanongsak Saensomboonsuk
ThailandNichaon Jindapon ThailandBodin Issara IndiaVrushali Gummadi IndiaSri Krishna Priya Hong KongCheung Ngan Yi IndonesiaTommy Sugiarto
IndiaAkshay Dewalkar MalaysiaGoh V Shem ThailandNipitphon Puangpuapech IndiaSatwiksairaj Rankireddy IndiaN. Sikki Reddy EnglandGabby Adcock
RussiaIvan Sozonov IndonesiaMarkis Kido IndiaMohita Sahdev MalaysiaTan Boon Heong IndiaAshwini Ponnappa IndiaRamya Tulasi
RussiaVladimir Ivanov IndiaPrajakta Sawant PolandNadieżda Zięba MalaysiaTan Wee Kiong IndiaPranav Chopra IndiaB. Sumeeth Reddy
IndiaJwala Gutta ThailandSavitree Amitrapai IndiaChirag Shetty Hong KongChau Hoi Wah South KoreaKo Sung-hyun EnglandChris Adcock
IndiaK. Maneesha IndiaAditya Joshi South KoreaLee Yong-dae IndiaMeghana Jakkampudi South KoreaYoo Yeon-seong DenmarkMads Pieler Kolding
IndiaSanjana Santosh
IndiaTarun Kona

2017-18 Players List

Ahmedabad Smash Masters Awadhe Warriors Bengaluru Blasters Chennai Smashers
India H. S. Prannoy India Saina Nehwal Denmark Viktor Axelsen India P. V. Sindhu
India K. Nandagopal Denmark Christinna Pedersen Malaysia Chong Wei Feng India Aditya Joshi
Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl India Harshit Aggarwal South Korea Kim Sa-rang India B. Sumeeth Reddy
Taiwan Tai Tzu-ying Indonesia Hendra Setiawan Scotland Kirsty Gilmour France Brice Leverdez
Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei India Srikanth Kidambi India Manu Attri England Chris Adcock
India Siril Verma India Mahima Aggarwal Denmark Mathias Boe India Daniel Farid
India Sourabh Varma Hong Kong Or Chin Chung India N. Sikki Reddy England Gabby Adcock
India Sri Krishna Priya Kudaravalli India Parupalli Kashyap India Rituparna Das Thailand Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk
Bulgaria Stefani Stoeva India Sai Uttejita Rao Chukka India Sanjana Santosh India Vrushali Gummadi
Hong Kong Law Cheuk Him Hong Kong Tang Chun Man India Subhankar Dey Taiwan Lee Yang
Delhi Dashers Hyderabad Hunters Mumbai Rockets North Eastern Warriors
South Korea Sung Ji-hyun Spain Carolina Marín South Korea Son Wan-ho Taiwan Wang Tzu-wei
India Arathi Sara Sunil India Anoushka Parikh India Arjun M.R. India Ajay Jayaram
India Ashwini Ponnappa India B. Sai Praneeth United States Zhang Beiwen India Chirag Shetty
Russia Ivan Sozonov South Korea Lee Hyun-il Malaysia Tan Boon Heong India Gadde Ruthvika Shivani
India Pranav Chopra Indonesia Markis Kido Bulgaria Gabriela Stoeva South Korea Kim Gi-jung
India Gurusai Dutt Indonesia Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth India Tarun Kona Canada Michelle Li
India Shreyanshi Pardeshi India Rahul Yadav Chittaboina India Kuhoo Garg India Prajakta Sawant
China Tian Houwei India Rasika Raje South Korea Lee Yong-dae India Pratul Joshi
Russia Vladimir Ivanov India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy India Sameer Verma India Sanyogita Ghorpade
Hong Kong Wong Wing Ki South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong India Sanyam Shukla South Korea Shin Baek-cheol

2018-19 Players List

Ahmedabad Smash Masters Awadhe Warriors Bengaluru Raptors
Denmark Viktor Axelsen South Korea Son Wan-ho India Srikanth Kidambi
India Anoushka Parikh India Ashwini Ponnappa Indonesia Mohammad Ahsan
India N. Sikki Reddy Denmark Mathias Christiansen Indonesia Hendra Setiawan
India Satwiksairaj Rankireddy Taiwan Lee Yang India B. Sai Praneeth
Hong Kong Lee Chun Hei United States Zhang Beiwen India Mithun Manjunath
India K. Nandagopal South Korea Lee Dong-keun England Lauren Smith
Scotland Kirsty Gilmour India Sanyogita Ghorpade India Sanjana Santosh
India Vaishnavi Bhale India Gurusai Dutt England Marcus Ellis
Malaysia Liew Daren India Rasika Raje Vietnam Vũ Thị Trang
India Sourabh Varma India Arjun M.R. Vietnam Nguyễn Tiến Minh
Chennai Smashers Delhi Dashers Hyderabad Hunters
South Korea Sung Ji-hyun India H. S. Prannoy India P. V. Sindhu
England Gabby Adcock China Chai Biao South Korea Eom Hye-won
England Chris Adcock China Wang Sijie South Korea Kim Sa-rang
India Rutaparna Panda Thailand Maneepong Jongjit Thailand Bodin Isara
India Sumeeth Reddy Russia Evgeniya Kosetskaya India Sai Uttejita Rao Chukka
India Saili Rane Indonesia Tommy Sugiarto South Korea Lee Hyun-il
England Rajiv Ouseph India Harika Veludurthi India Arun George
India Parupalli Kashyap India Vighnesh Devlekar India Meghana Jakkampudi
Hong Kong Or Chin Chung India Chirag Sen Netherlands Mark Caljouw
Malaysia Chong Wei Feng Chinese Taipei Lee Chia-hsin India Rahul Yadav Chittaboina
Mumbai Rockets North Eastern Warriors Pune 7 Aces
South Korea Lee Yong-dae India Saina Nehwal Spain Carolina Marín
Indonesia Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth South Korea Kim Ha-na India Chirag Shetty
South Korea Kim Gi-jung South Korea Yoo Yeon-seong Denmark Mathias Boe
India Shreyanshi Pardeshi Thailand Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk Russia Vladimir Ivanov
India Sameer Verma China Tian Houwei Denmark Line Kjærsfeldt
India Kuhoo Garg India K. Maneesha India Lakshya Sen
India Manu Attri Chinese Taipei Liao Min-chun France Brice Leverdez
Denmark Anders Antonsen India Dhruv Kapila Indonesia Sony Dwi Kuncoro
India Pratul Joshi India Siril Verma India Ajay Jayaram
India Anura Prabhudesai India Rituparna Das India Prajakta Sawant

Franchises

There were nine franchises with each team having 10 players including five foreign players. They are:[8]

Team name City Owner(s) Highest Paid (Male) Highest Paid (Female) Home ground
Current Teams
Hyderabad Hunters Hyderabad Agile Security Force Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad
Bengaluru Raptors Bangalore Sachin Tendulkar Koramangala Indoor Stadium, Bangalore
Awadhe Warriors Lucknow Sahara India Pariwar Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, Lucknow
Mumbai Rockets Mumbai Devyani Leisures Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai
Delhi Dashers New Delhi Infinite Computer Solutions DDA Badminton & Squash Stadium, New Delhi
Chennai Smashers Chennai Vijaya Prabhakaran Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium (Chennai), Chennai
Ahmedabad Smash Masters Ahmedabad Padmanabh Sports Pvt. Ltd The Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad
Northeastern Warriors Guwahati The Eastern Warriors Pvt Ltd Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium, Guwahati
Pune 7 Aces Pune Tapsee Pannu, KRI

Broadcast rights

In 2013 STAR Sports India purchased the broadcasting rights for India.[9]

Winning bidder Regional broadcast rights Terms of deal
STAR Sports  India 2013-2025
Fox Sports  Hong Kong 2013-2020
SKY Sports  United Kingdom 2013-2030
ESPN  United States 2013-2023

See also

References

  1. ^ Indian Badminton League Schedule Archived 5 May 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Indian Badminton League 2013: Hyderabad Hotshots win IBL title
  3. ^ Indian Badminton League players 'auction postponed again, this time on owners' request
  4. ^ DELHI TO HOST IBL PLAYERS AUCTION 2013 Archived 21 July 2013 at Archive.today
  5. ^ Sudirman Cup-like format for IBL
  6. ^ China snubs Indian Badminton League
  7. ^ "Indian Badminton League season 2 launched". PTI. timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  8. ^ Indian Badminton League Teams Archived 26 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Indian Badminton League: Dabur nets Pune, PVP bags Hyderabad franchise". Times of India.
2013 Indian Badminton League

2013 Indian Badminton League was the first season of Indian Badminton League now Premier Badminton League started from 14 August 2013.

2016 Premier Badminton League

2016 Premier Badminton League (also known as Star Sports Premier Badminton League 2016 for sponsorship reasons) was the second edition of the Premier Badminton League. The league was formerly known as the Indian Badminton League. The season was held from 2–17 January 2016. The opening ceremony was held in Mumbai and the finals in Delhi. Delhi Dashers (formerly Delhi Acers) became the champions after beating Mumbai Rockets in the final.

The second edition was slated to be held in October 2014. However, due to International schedule, the tournament was rescheduled to January 2015. It was later shifted to 2016 due to conflict between Sporty Solutionz and BAI. The second session was renamed from the Indian Badminton League to the Premier Badminton League. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is the brand ambassador of the league.

Delhi Dashers (formerly Delhi Acers) won the title by defeating Mumbai Rockets 4–3.

2017 Premier Badminton League

2017 Premier Badminton League (also known as Vodafone PBL 2017 for sponsorship reasons) was the third edition of Premier Badminton League. It started on 1 January 2017 and concluded on 14 January 2017. It consisted of 15 league ties (each tie consisting of 5 matches) and the top four teams progressed to the knock out stages. Sachin Tendulkar became a co-owner of Bengaluru Topguns before the season and they were renamed as Bengaluru Blasters.Awadhe Warriors, Mumbai Rockets, Chennai Smashers and Hyderabad Hunters entered the semi-finals after topping the league table. Chennai Smashers beat Awadhe Warriors 4-1 and Mumbai Rockets beat Hyderabad Hunters 3-(-1) to proceed to the final. Chennai Smashers won the tournament after beating Mumbai Rockets 4-3.

2017–18 Premier Badminton League

2017–18 Premier Badminton League (also known as Vodafone PBL for sponsorship reasons) was the fourth edition of Premier Badminton League. It started on 23 December 2017 and concluded on 14 January 2018. It consisted of 20 league ties (each tie consisting of 5 matches) with the top four teams progressing to the knock out stages. The season featured two new teams – Ahmedabad Smash Masters and North Eastern Warriors – bringing the total to eight competing teams. Also, the Delhi team previously known as Delhi Acers will feature as Delhi Dashers.

Hyderabad Hunters were crowned the champions after they beat Bengaluru Blasters 4 - 3 in the final tie.

2018–19 Premier Badminton League

2018–19 Premier Badminton League (also known as Vodafone PBL for sponsorship reasons) was the fifth edition of Premier Badminton League. It was played from 22 December 2018 to 13 January 2019. The season featured a new team – Pune 7 Aces – bringing the total to nine competing teams. Also, the Bengaluru team previously known as Bengaluru Blasters featured as Bengaluru Raptors.

Bengaluru Raptors beat Mumbai Rockets by 4 - 3 in the final tie to lift their maiden title.

Ahmedabad Smash Masters

Ahmedabad Smash Masters is a badminton team owned by Padmanabh Sports Pvt. Ltd. for the Premier Badminton League (PBL). The team's home ground is The Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad. In the 2017-18 the team was captained by Indian badminton player H.S. Prannoy, and coached by Madhumita Bisht. In the 2018-19 season the team is captained by non other than Viktor Axelsen from Denmark and still coached by Indian lady coach Madhumita Bisht

Ajay Jayaram

Ajay Jayaram (born 28 September 1987) is a badminton player from Mumbai sponsored by Li-Ning. He plays for the Mumbai Rockets in the Premier Badminton League. He is currently sponsored by Li-Ning, and coached by India-Born British coach Tom John. Jayaram is a champion of the Czech International and Dutch Open tournament.

Awadhe Warriors

Awadhe Warriors is a badminton team owned by Sahara Adventure Sports Limited a group company of Sahara India for the Premier Badminton League (PBL). The team's home ground is Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, Lucknow. The team is captained by Indian badminton player Ashwini Ponappa, and coached by Anup Sridhar after it had made changes for this season.Awadhe Warriors has La Martiniere Boys' College, Luckow, as its school partner.

Bengaluru Raptors

Bengaluru Raptors (previously Banga Beats, Bengaluru Topguns and Bengaluru Blasters) is a franchise badminton team representing Bengaluru in the Premier Badminton League (PBL). The team is one of the six founding members of PBL (previously IBL) in 2013. The franchise was owned by the conglomerate, BOP group in 2013. In 2016, Sachin Tendulkar bought the franchise and named it after his Blasters sports franchises. In 2018, Matrix Badminton Teamworks Pvt. Ltd. took over the team and renamed it to Bengaluru Raptors.

Celebrity Badminton League

Celebrity Badminton League - CBL is an Indian-based new league platform for celebrities started in Jan 2016 to exhibit their badminton talent. It is combination of sports and entertainment with cine stars taking part in CBL season 1 played by four south Indian states namely Tamil Nadu - Chennai Rockers, Kerala - Kerala Royals, Karnataka - Karnataka Alps and Telangana - Tollywood Thunders.

Chennai Smashers

Chennai Smashers is a franchise badminton team that plays in the Premier Badminton League. The team is based in Chennai, India. The team won the PBL title once (in 2017) and is currently captained by Chris Adcock.

Delhi Dashers

Delhi Dashers (formerly known as the Delhi Acers) is one of the Badminton teams competing in the Premier Badminton League (PBL). Delhi Dashers have been a part of the PBL since its inception and their best finish arrived in the Season 2 (2016), after defeating Mumbai Rockets in the finals. Owned by Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd., who became the new owners of the franchise from third season onwards, Delhi Dashers finished at the third position in the PBL season III (2017).

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. became the new owners of the Delhi Dashers franchise from the third edition (2017–18) of PBL.

Delhi Smashers

Delhi Smashers is a badminton franchise owned by Krrish Group for the Indian Badminton League. The team's home ground is DDA Badminton and Squash Stadium in Delhi. The team is captained by Jwala Gutta.

Hyderabad HotShots

Hyderabad Hotshots was a badminton franchise team representing the city of Hyderabad in the Indian Badminton League(IBL). The team was one of the six franchises in the inaugural IBL 2013. The franchise was owned by Andhra Pradesh’s multi business group PVP Ventures. The primary home ground of Hyderabad Hotshots was Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad. Hyderabad Hotshots was captained by Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal and coached by Rajendra.

Hyderabad Hunters

Hyderabad Hunters is a badminton team owned by Agile Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. for the Premier Badminton League (PBL). The team's home ground is Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad. The team is captained by World's Number 3 Badminton Player - P. V. Sindhu.

Mumbai Masters

Mumbai Masters is a badminton team owned by Akshay Kumar and Vigish Pathak for the Premier Badminton League. The team's home ground is National Sports Club of India in Mumbai.

Mumbai Rockets

Mumbai Rockets is a franchise badminton team representing Mumbai in the Premier Badminton League (PBL). The franchise is owned by Vinod Kumar Reddy. The team's home ground is The National Sports Club Of India, Mumbai. The team is captained by Korean badminton player Lee Yongdae, and coached by Amrish Shinde.

Northeastern Warriors

North Eastern Warriors is a badminton team owned by The Eastern Warriors Pvt. Ltd. for the Premier Badminton League (PBL). The team's home ground is Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium, Guwahati. The team is captained by Indian player Saina Nehwal, and coached by Indonesian coach Edwin Iriawan.

Pune Pistons

Pune Pistons was a badminton franchise owned by Mohit Burman (Dabur Group) & Savan Daru for the Indian Badminton League. The team's home ground was the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune. The team was captained by Ashwini Ponnappa.

The team participated in the league only in the inaugural season.

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