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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.png
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

Contents

IBL 2013 auctionsEdit

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]

SeasonsEdit

First SeasonEdit

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 SeasonEdit

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Third SeasonEdit

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.

RosterEdit

2013 Players ListEdit

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 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 ListEdit

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

2017 Players ListEdit

Delhi Acers Awadhe Warriors Mumbai Rockets Hyderabad Hunters Bengaluru Blasters Chennai Smashers
 Jan Ø. Jørgensen  Srikanth Kidambi  Ajay Jayaram  B. Sai Praneeth  Viktor Axelsen  P. V. Sindhu
 Siril Verma  Wong Wing Ki  Prannoy Kumar  Sameer Verma  Sourabh Varma  Arundhati Pantawane
 Son Wan-ho  Saina Nehwal  Shreyansh Jaiswal  Rajiv Ouseph  Boonsak Ponsana  Parupalli Kashyap
 Aakarshi Kashyap  Rituparna Das  Sung Ji-hyun  Carolina Marín  Gadde Ruthvika Shivani  Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk
 Nichaon Jindapon  Bodin Issara  Vrushali Gummadi  Sri Krishna Priya  Cheung Ngan Yi  Tommy Sugiarto
 Akshay Dewalkar  Goh V Shem  Nipitphon Puangpuapech  Satwiksairaj Rankireddy  N. Sikki Reddy  Gabby Adcock
 Ivan Sozonov  Markis Kido  Mohita Sahdev  Tan Boon Heong  Ashwini Ponnappa  Ramya Tulasi
 Vladimir Ivanov  Prajakta Sawant  Nadieżda Zięba  Tan Wee Kiong  Pranav Chopra  B. Sumeeth Reddy
 Jwala Gutta  Savitree Amitrapai  Chirag Shetty  Chau Hoi Wah  Ko Sung-hyun  Chris Adcock
 K. Maneesha  Aditya Joshi  Lee Yong-dae  Meghana Jakkampudi  Yoo Yeon-seong  Mads Pieler Kolding
 Sanjana Santosh
 Tarun Kona

2017-18 Players ListEdit

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

2018-19 Players ListEdit

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

FranchisesEdit

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 rightsEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.