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Indian Badminton League (IBL) tonic a must for Indian badminton
Indian Badminton League (IBL) tonic a must for Indian badminton

IBL is crucial for the success of Indian badminton India needs IBL If there is one sport that has given India plenty of ‘respect’ on the world stage performance-wise, it has to be badminton – so what if the sport does not enjoy much corporate patronage. No one can deny the fact that Indians are fast emerging as a badminton force across the globe – without overemphasizing much one has to say that traditional powerhous

Apr 30 2015
Badminton Association of India likely to be taken to court for Indian Badminton League contract termination
Badminton Association of India likely to be taken to court for Indian Badminton League contract termination

Reports in the press suggested that the association have terminated the contract with the tournament's promoters New Delhi, April 23 (IANS): The promoters of Indian Badminton League (IBL) are mulling legal action against the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for its "unlawful" termination of the agreement between the two parties for running the tournament. Media reports on Wednesday suggested that BAI has terminated the agr

Apr 24 2015
Indian Badminton needs to handle player absence cautiously
Indian Badminton needs to handle player absence cautiously

Nehwal chose to give the National Badminton Championship a miss A sport is a brilliant phenomenon that mirrors life. It’s as appealing as art and soothing as music. Be it real or virtual, it lies personified in every one of us. Seeming quite easy to be an amateur, a game’s intensity is felt when one tries to carve a niche out. We commons find watching the best players battle for a title very entertaining, completely oblivious of

Feb 13 2015
Why India is the next big market for MMA
Why India is the next big market for MMA

When you think about India, the first thing that pops into your mind is the 1.2+ billion population in the country, and rightly so. The second most populous country in the world, at least in theory should also be a hot bed for numerous sports. For the past few decades, cricket has dominated the sporting scene in the country, but the resurgence of sports like hockey has seen a change in trend amongst the youngsters. With UFC expressing their in

Jan 29 2015
Taapsee Pannu to miss beau Mathias Boe's Indian tour
Taapsee Pannu to miss beau Mathias Boe's Indian tour

Mathias Boe New Delhi, January 12 (IANS) Danish badminton player Mathias Boe, who is coming to India for a badminton tournament, will not be able to spend time with his girlfriend, actress Taapsee Pannu due to her busy schedule. Boe will be visiting Lucknow for the tournament which will start from January 17. Tapsee is busy travelling to different cities to promote her forthcoming film "Baby" and because of her hectic schedule s

Indian badminton winners of various tournaments in 2014
Indian badminton winners of various tournaments in 2014

Saina Nehwal and K. Srikanth pose after winning the China Open 2014 was a fabulous year for Indian badminton. There are two singles players in Top 5 of World Badminton Ranking at the end of the year. Seven men’s singles players are part of Top 50 of World Badminton Ranking. The year also saw seven men’s singles winners in eight different tournaments, four women’s singles winners in five different tournaments. The Wome

Dec 30 2014
2014 in review: New leagues take off but IPL courts fresh controversy
2014 in review: New leagues take off but IPL courts fresh controversy

Indian Badminton League logo New Delhi, December 28 (IANS) It was a year of many firsts for Indian sports with a number of new leagues taking off but controversy was not too far behind as a betting scandal among team principals in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) created ripples in the world of cricket. Corporates and prominent names from Bollywood and sports played a key role in shaping domestic franchise-based leagues. Thanks to

Dec 28 2014
Is China's badminton dominance an impediment or an opportunity for Indian players?
Is China's badminton dominance an impediment or an opportunity for Indian players?

Li Xuerui Powerhouse China Kudos to Saina Nehwal to have reached the quarterfinals of the Indonesian Open and have played phenomenally well  against World No.1 Li Xuerui of China. Although the first set ended in a nerve wracking 22-20 with Li leading, however Saina lost the second set at 15-21. Although being World No.8 and playing versus World No.1, Saina Nehwal, India’s sole Olympic medal winner in the sport played phenom

Aug 26 2014
PV Sindhu: A fledgling warrior willing to shoulder the burden of hope
PV Sindhu: A fledgling warrior willing to shoulder the burden of hope

P V Sindhu She is just a teenager, but only in form. India’s ace badminton starlet P V Sindhu is growing into a warrior woman long before she can turn into a lady. The past week may have lasted only seven days for many of us, but for the 18-year-old from Hyderabad it was one that might have felt fairly longer. As she battled both opponent and self-doubt, Sindhu opened a window to her soul for us to experience the athlete’s comi

May 25 2014
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