New Delhi, Aug 12 (): The 2013 IBL, Indian Badminton League, will feature six franchises and will run for 18 days. Each franchise will host a two-day leg and the League will showcase a grand total of 90 matches.
The inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League kicks-off on August 14. The country’s leading shuttlers will get a chance to showcase their skills against the world’s best players in the 18-day tournament across different cities. Each of the six teams in the tournament has four foreign and six Indian players.
The top four franchises in the League will clash in the semi-finals and the grand finale will be held in Mumbai on August 31.
The inaugural Indian Badminton League will be played between fast rising shuttler PV Sindhu and compatriot Saina Nehwal. The two will face each other on August 15 at the DDA Badminton & Squash Stadium here. The 18-year-old, PV Sindhu, who reached semifinals at the World Championships in China, is a marquee player for the Lucknow franchise while Saina will lead the Hyderabad’s challenge.
|Aug 14||Krish Delhi Smashers vs Pune Pistons||Delhi||2000 IST|
|Aug 15||Hyderabad Hotshots vs Awadhe Warriors||Delhi||1600 IST|
|Aug 15||Banga Beats vs Mumbai Masters||Delhi||2000 IST|
|Aug 17||Krrish Delhi Smashers vs Hyderabad Hotshots||Lucknow||1600 IST|
|Aug 17||Mumbai Masters vs Pune Pistons||Lucknow||2000 IST|
|Aug 18||Banga Beats vs Awadhe Warriors||Lucknow||1800 IST|
|Aug 19||Hyderabad Hotshots vs Pune Pistons||Mumbai||2000 IST|
|Aug 20||Krrish Delhi Smashers vs Mumbai Masters||Mumbai||1800 IST|
|Aug 22||Hyderabad Hotshots vs Mumbai Masters||Pune||1600 IST|
|Aug 22||Awadhe Warriors vs Krrish Delhi Smashers||Pune||2000 IST|
|Aug 23||Pune Pistons vs Banga Beats||Pune||1800 IST|
|Aug 24||Awadhe Warriors vs Mumbai Masters||Bangalore||2000 IST|
|Aug 25||Banga Beats vs Krrish Delhi Smashers||Bangalore||1800 IST|
|Aug 26||Awadhe Warriors vs Pune Pistons||Hyderabad||2000 IST|
|Aug 27||Hyderabad Hotshots vs Banga Beats||Hyderabad||1800 IST|
|Aug 28||First semi-final||Hyderabad||2000 IST|
|Aug 29||Second semi-final||Bangalore||2000 IST|
|Aug 31||FINAL||Mumbai||2000 IST|