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Interview with Gabrielle Adcock:
Interview with Gabrielle Adcock: "Trump game management key to PBL success"

Gabrielle AdcockTop doubles shuttler Gabrielle Adcock said Delhi Acers' success in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) was due to their handling of the crucial "Trump Match", a unique feature introduced in the six-team tournament.The Acers lifted the PBL trophy here on Sunday when they beat Mumbai Rockets 4-3 in the final. In a tie between two teams, each team got to select one Trump game where a win would earn them two points, inste

Jan 23 2016
Pullela Gopichand says shuttlers used PBL to prepare for Olympics
Pullela Gopichand says shuttlers used PBL to prepare for Olympics

Gopichand has hailed the PBL as a preparatory ground for the 2016 Rio Olympics.Although some have questioned the timing of the tournament, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand believes the Premier Badminton League (PBL) was used to prepare for the all-important Olympics to be held in Rio de Janeiro in August."It depends on how you look at it. We are still seven months away from the Olympics. There is time, and players used this tournament

Jan 21 2016
Delhi crowd registers a full-house at the Premier Badminton League final
Delhi crowd registers a full-house at the Premier Badminton League final

Abhishek Bachchan and other Bollywood stars were the main attraction at the finalSports fans in the national capital, who are notorious for not turning out in large numbers for disciplines other than cricket, threw up a surprise as the final of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) was attended by a packed stadium here on Sunday.The Siri Fort Sports Complex was a full house as spectators came to see Delhi Acers take on Mumbai Rockets in the summit c

Jan 19 2016
5 reasons why the Delhi Acers won the 2016 PBL title
5 reasons why the Delhi Acers won the 2016 PBL title

After losing their first two matches, the Delhi Acers made the most spectacular turnaround imaginable as they remained unbeaten after that, en route to winning the 2016 Premier Badminton League (PBL) title. They were one of the most well-bonded teams of the PBL, where every member played a crucial role in leading the team to the win. Here’s a look at five major factors that helped the Acers to emerge triumphant:

Jan 19 2016
5 things we learned from the 2016 edition of the Premier Badminton League
5 things we learned from the 2016 edition of the Premier Badminton League

The inaugural edition of the 2016 Premier Badminton League came to a close on Sunday night with the Delhi Acers emerging as the winners on home turf. The two-week long tournament provided several moments of joy for the fans, who thronged the stands and turned the event into a real carnival. As with any high-profile event, of course, there were several lessons to take away with regard to the players and the sport in general. Here are 5 things tha

Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh entertain badminton fans
Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh entertain badminton fans

Abhishek Bachchan at the Premier Badminton League final in New DelhiBollywood fans got an exciting dose of their favourite stars in action but in a unique way, as actors Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan and Riteish Deshmukh picked up racquets to play a game of badminton during the Premier Badminton League (PBL) final in New Delhi on Sunday.The trio played a couple of exhibition matches in between the final to make the monies worth of the spectator

Jan 18 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Delhi Acers beat Mumbai Rockets 4-3 to win the title
2016 Premier Badminton League: Delhi Acers beat Mumbai Rockets 4-3 to win the title

Tommy Sugiarto pulled off a tight three game winThe Delhi Acers beat the Mumbai Rickets 4-3 in the final of the 2016 Premier Badminton League in front of their home fans in the capital to lift the inaugural edition of the competition.Here’s how all the action unfolded:1.Mixed Doubles: Akshay Dewalkar/Gabrielle Adcock(DDA) vs Vladimir Ivanov/Kamilla Juhl(MR)The opening game saw both pair win 2 out of their opening 4 points before R

Jan 17 2016
2016 Premier Badminton League: Delhi Acers have the edge in the final
2016 Premier Badminton League: Delhi Acers have the edge in the final

Tommy Sugiarto will be a key man for Delhi tonightIt was a match to forget for the Mumbai Rockets when they last squared off against the Delhi Acers in the league stage. The Acers had inflicted a thunderous 5-0 defeat on the Rockets, thus becoming the first PBL team to win a match by such a one-sided scoreline.Form wise and head-to-head record wise, the Acers should be the one favoured in the final on Sunday. Not only are the table

Jan 17 2016
BAI Chief reiterates Saina was not forced to play PBL
BAI Chief reiterates Saina was not forced to play PBL

Saina Nehwal had been plagued by injury for the most of 2015Saina Nehwal's unexpected and dismal loss in the semi-final of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Friday led to the chairman of the six-team tournament, Akhilesh Das Gupta, facing some stinging questions here on Saturday.Das Gupta who is also the president of the Badminton Association of India (BAI), was asked if India's top shuttler was forced to take to the court in spite of

Jan 17 2016
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