Bangalore 30 July 2013: India’s leading real estate consultant group BOP, today introduced the Indian players from its BOP Banga Beats team at a glittering function . The team BOP Banga Beats consists leading, global badminton star P Kashyap along with Hu Yun, Tai Tze Ying, Carolina Marin, Carsten Morgensen, Arvind Bhat, Akshay Diwalkar, Aparna Balan, Aditya Prakash and J Meghana.
Commonwealth Games bronze medallist P Kashyap is the icon player for the BOP Banga Beats. The BOP Banga Beats will represent Bangalore in the upcoming Indian Badminton League. Commonwealth Games bronze medallist P Kashyap will lead the team, along with known names in the national and international badminton fraternity.
Speaking on the occasion, the team icon player Parupalli Kashyap said “I am extremely happy to be a part and lead the most talented and dynamic team in the IBL. With such excellent team and experienced coach we are aiming for finals of the league. Would really like to play in front of Bangalore crowd which always had appreciated and encouraged badminton and produced world class players in the past” he added.
Kashyap, whose best world ranking was 6, in the last 12 months was optimistic about a superlative performance of the players at the upcoming World Championships that begin from August 3 in China.
“I have seen the players work tirelessly for months for World Championship. I am very optimistic that few Indians are capable of causing upset at the draw and it will be icing on the cake – if Banga Beats players gets the best from Indian contingent”.
Mr. Amit Mavi, Managing Director, BOP Group said “Team BOP Banga Beats is the perfect blend of national and international players, which will definitely going to benefit the budding talent of the game in the country. Playing with top ranked international players with huge reputation will only bring confidence for a better showing”.
Team BOP Banga Beats Chief Coach U Vimal Kumar said, “I feel very proud to coach such talented team and express my gratitude to BOP Group to provide me my dream team for the Indian Badminton League. Our team is a rare combination of young, aggressive and experience which would stand out in the crunch situation”.
About Banga Beats:
“Banga Beats” is an ode to that spirit and soul of sports-loving people of one of the most ethnically-diverse cities in the world! In fact, the Banga Beats logo, truly captures the mind, soul and imagination of the people of Karnataka. Bangalore has produced a slew of badminton stars in addition to Padukone, and a hub for nurturing talent at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy, which is based at the Karnataka Badminton Association. Some of the finest Indian players have emerged from the PPBA, including former All-England champion P Gopichand, Aparna Popat and current players like Trupti Murgande, Ajay Jayaram.Published 30 Jul 2013, 15:37 IST