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 1 January 2017.

Premier Badminton League
Most recent season or competition:
2017-18 Premier Badminton League
Premier Badminton League logo
Sport Badminton
Founded 2013 as Indian Badminton League
Inaugural season 2013
Administrator Badminton Association of India
No. of teams 8
Country India
Venue(s) Hyderabad, Mumbai, Lucknow, Bangalore , Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Chennai and Guwahati
Most recent
champion(s)
Hyderabad Hunters
Most titles Hyderabad Hunters, Hyderabad Hotshots, Delhi Dashers and Chennai Smashers (1 each)
Sponsor(s) Vodafone
Tournament format Round-robin and knock-out
Official website pbl-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

Franchises

There were eight 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 Malaysia Lee Chong Wei India Jwala Gutta Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad
Bengaluru Blasters Bangalore Sachin Tendulkar India Ashwini Ponnappa Koramangala Indoor Stadium, Bangalore
Awadhe Warriors Lucknow Sahara India Pariwar Thailand S. Tanongsak India Saina Nehwal Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, Lucknow
Mumbai Rockets Mumbai Devyani Leisures India Prannoy Kumar Denmark Kamilla Rytter Juhl Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Indoor Stadium, Mumbai
Delhi Dashers New Delhi Infinite Computer Solutions Indonesia Tommy Sugiarto England Gabrielle Adcock DDA Badminton & Squash Stadium, New Delhi
Chennai Smashers Chennai Vijaya Prabhakaran England Chris Adcock India P. V. Sindhu Jawaharlal_Nehru_Stadium_(Chennai), Chennai
Ahmedabad Smash Masters Ahmedabad Padmanabh Sports Pvt. Ltd Taiwan Tai Tzu Ying The Arena by TransStadia, Ahmedabad
Northeastern Warriors Guwahati TK Engineering Consortium Pvt Ltd Taiwan Wang Tzu-wei Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium, Guwahati

Defunct Teams

Pune Pistons Pune Dabur India Ashwini Ponnappa Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Pune

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.is
  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.

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