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Members of Bengaluru Raptors celebrate with the winners trophy after their win in the finals of Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL) in Bangalore, India.(AP)

Organisers postpone PBL 6 due to COVID-19 pandemic

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 04:52 PM IST
The league, which is one of the highest prize money badminton tournaments in the world, was initially scheduled to take place in the last week of December in Delhi, Mumbai and Pune.
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Denmark’s Kamilla Rytter Juhl (left) and Christinna Pedersen with their daughter Molly.(HT Photo)
Denmark’s Kamilla Rytter Juhl (left) and Christinna Pedersen with their daughter Molly.(HT Photo)

Winning pair on the badminton court, loving couple off it

By Sandip Sikdar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 10:27 AM IST
After a few years in the Danish national badminton set up, where Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl became close friends, they realised that their friendship had grown into love.
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Tai Tzu Ying(Getty)
Tai Tzu Ying(Getty)

Sindhu one of the toughest players to face: Tai Tzu Ying

By Rutvick Mehta | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 09:44 AM IST
“As a badminton player, I need to keep enjoying and stay connected with the game,” the 25-year-old Tai Tzu Ying said.
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PV Sindhu hits a return shot against Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying.(AP)
PV Sindhu hits a return shot against Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying.(AP)

PV Sindhu, Tai Tzu Ying star attractions of Premier Badminton League 5

By Press Trust of India | Chennai
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 07:24 PM IST
Seven teams will be vying for top honours in the Premier Badminton League which will witness some of the world’s best in action and offers a total prize money of Rs six crore.
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File photo of Pro Badminton League.(Pro Badminton League)
File photo of Pro Badminton League.(Pro Badminton League)

PBL Season 5: Five debutants who can make instant impact this year

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2020 04:26 PM IST
PBL Season 5: The defending champions Hyderabad Hunters led by PV Sindhu will face off against Chennai Superstarz in Chennai in the opening game.
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Who will win the PBL Season 5?(Premier Badminton League)
Who will win the PBL Season 5?(Premier Badminton League)

PBL 2020 squads: Know all the squads of Premier Badminton League Season 5

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 09:01 PM IST
PBL 2020: There will be a total of 24 matches which will be played in 21 days across three cities in this year’s edition of the tournament.
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PBL Logo.(Twitter)
PBL Logo.(Twitter)

Last leg of PBL shifted from Bengaluru to Hyderabad due to unavailability of venue

By Press Trust of India | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 05:05 PM IST
The 2020 edition of the PBL will have 24 ties which will be played in 21 days across four different cities starting on January 20. Bengaluru Raptors was scheduled to host the last leg from February 5 to 9.
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File image of PV Sindhu(REUTERS)
File image of PV Sindhu(REUTERS)

Pressure doesn’t affect me, working on technique to win medal at Olympics: PV Sindhu

By PTI | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 06:53 PM IST
Sindhu claimed India’s first ever World Championships gold in 2019 but she made early exits from a series of tournaments the rest of the season, including her failure to defend the World Tour Finals title last month.
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PV Sindhu of India in action during India Open 2019.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
PV Sindhu of India in action during India Open 2019.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

World Tour Final: Sindhu beats Bingjiao for consolation win

By Press Trust of India | Guangzhou
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 07:21 PM IST
Sindhu, whose title defence lay in tatters after her second successive loss on Thursday, scripted an incredible turnaround after being 9-18 down in the opening game to eventually outwit Bingjiao 21-19 21-19.
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File image of Saina Nehwal.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
File image of Saina Nehwal.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)

Kidambi Srikanth, Saina Nehwal begin new season at Malaysia Masters

By PTI | Kuala Lumpur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 01:35 PM IST
World Number 8 Srikanth endured a below-par season where he topped the BWF ranking for a brief period and also claimed the Commonwealth Games silver but failed to win a single title, following an unprecedented high of 2017.
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Vietnam's Thi Trang Vu, right, of Bengaluru Raptors plays against India's Shriyanshi Pardeshi of Mumbai Rockets during their singles final of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) in Bangalore on Sunday.(AP)
Vietnam's Thi Trang Vu, right, of Bengaluru Raptors plays against India's Shriyanshi Pardeshi of Mumbai Rockets during their singles final of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) in Bangalore on Sunday.(AP)

Premier Badminton League: Ex-players Bhat, Reddy live dream through Bengaluru Raptors

By Avishek Roy | Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2019 11:51 AM IST
Growing up in a city with a rich badminton heritage and home to Prakash Padukone, former international Arvind Bhat and his college friend Prashanth Reddy – both engineers by profession - wanted to do something big for the sport in Bengaluru.
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File image of Beiwen Zhang.(AFP)
File image of Beiwen Zhang.(AFP)

Premier Badminton League: Beiwen Zhang on tough training in China and hardships in USA

By Avishek Roy | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Beiwen Zhang, now 28, eventually found her calling in badminton, but hated the strictly disciplined Chinese sports regime that puts performance above everything else.
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File image of Kidambi Srikanth.(AFP)
File image of Kidambi Srikanth.(AFP)

Premier Badminton League: Kidambi Srikanth keeps Bengaluru Raptors in hunt for semi-final berth

By PTI | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2019 11:29 PM IST
World Number 18 Anders Antonsen of Mumbai put up a brilliant performance against an unbeaten Kidambi Srikanth but fell short at the end in each game as the former World Number 1 sealed a narrow 15-14, 15-13 victory.
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File image of Son Wan Ho.(AFP)
File image of Son Wan Ho.(AFP)

Awadhe Warriors secure second position at Premier Badminton League season four

By PTI | Bengaluru
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 11:45 PM IST
Awadhe Warriors emerged victorious in men’s singles and men’s doubles through Lee Dong Keun and the Trump combine of Lee Yang and Mathias Christiansen.
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File image of Carolina Marin.(Reuters)
File image of Carolina Marin.(Reuters)

Premier Badminton League: Carolina Marin, Lakshya Sen help Pune 7 Aces stay in contention for semi-finals

By PTI | Ahmedabad
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2019 11:43 PM IST
2012 Olympic silver medallist Mathias Boe also made a comeback and gave his team a crucial win in men’s doubles alongside Chirag Shetty in what was a dominant performance by the Aces.
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Mumbai Rockets defeated Awadhe Warriors in the Premier Badminton League (PBL).(PBL)
Mumbai Rockets defeated Awadhe Warriors in the Premier Badminton League (PBL).(PBL)

Sameer Verma ensures a dramatic victory for Mumbai Rockets at PBL

By Press Trust of India | Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2018 10:53 PM IST
Sameer Verma kept firing on all cylinders to make a fabulous start to his match against Awadhe’s Lee Dong Keun at the Premier Badminton League (PBL).
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Bengaluru Raptors edge out Pune 7 Aces 4-3 in PBL thriller

By Press Trust of India | Pune
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 11:12 PM IST
Bengaluru Raptors defeated Pune 7 Aces 4-3 in a Premier Badminton League (PBL) match.
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File image of PV Sindhu.(PTI)
File image of PV Sindhu.(PTI)

Premier Badminton League: Hyderabad Hunters beat Chennai Smashers despite Sindhu’s loss

By PTI | Hyderabad
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2018 12:06 AM IST
In the women’s singles match, Ji Hyun Sung got the better of Olympic and World Championship silver medallist Sindhu 15-13, 14-15, 15-7.
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Anders Antonsen celebrates after beatng Tomy Sugiarto during the match.(PBL Image)
Anders Antonsen celebrates after beatng Tomy Sugiarto during the match.(PBL Image)

Premier Badminton League: Mumbai Rockets trump Delhi Dashers 5-0

By PTI | Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2018 10:13 PM IST
The surprise package of the evening was Mumbai’s Shreyanshi Pardeshi (World number 201) who overcame World number 32 Russian Evgeniya Kosetskaya.
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Premier Badminton League 2018 live updates, Pune 7 Aces vs Hyderabad Hunters(AP)
Premier Badminton League 2018 live updates, Pune 7 Aces vs Hyderabad Hunters(AP)

Premier Badminton League 2018, Pune 7 Aces vs Hyderabad Hunters: Sindhu beats Marin as HYD clinch Tie 1

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2018 11:26 PM IST

Preview: The fourth season of Premier Badminton League (PBL) promises to be a notch higher from the previous editions with the addition of Pune 7 Aces, making it in a 9-team affair. The upcoming edition of the badminton league will feature an impressive total of 90 players from 17 nations, that includes eight Olympic medallists and eight players ranked in top 10 vying for the top honours and the coveted PBL trophy. The 23-day extravaganza will be played across five venues, with Ahmedabad and Pune hosting matches for the first time. Follow Pune 7 Aces vs Hyderabad Hunters highlights below -

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File picture of Carolina Marin(AFP)
File picture of Carolina Marin(AFP)

Owe my return from injury to changes in practice, mentality: Carolina Marin

By Bihan Sengupta | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2018 12:01 PM IST
Part of Pune 7 Aces, who make their debut in the Premier Badminton League, Marin will lock horns with Hyderabad Hunters’ PV Sindhu in the season opener here on December 22.
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PV Sindhu beat Nozomi Okuhara in the final of the BWF Tour finals.(AFP)
PV Sindhu beat Nozomi Okuhara in the final of the BWF Tour finals.(AFP)

Losing in finals won’t come again to me, says PV Sindhu after BWF Finals win

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 07:14 PM IST
With the straight-game victory, coming after seven straight finals losses, PVSindhu became the first Indian to win the BWF Tour Finals.
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India's Saina Nehwal plays a shot against Taipei's Tzu Ying Tai during their Women Singles final match at the Denmark Open.(AFP)
India's Saina Nehwal plays a shot against Taipei's Tzu Ying Tai during their Women Singles final match at the Denmark Open.(AFP)

Ashwini Ponnappa backs Saina Nehwal to come good against Tai Tzu Ying

By Devatchit Varma | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2018 10:51 AM IST
Saina Nehwal has a 5-14 career record against the Chinese Taipei player but won the last of her five contests way back at the 2013 Swiss Open.
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Women's singles badminton silver medalist Pusarla V Sindhu and bronze medalist Saina Nehwal pose for a photograph after the medal ceremony of the event at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018.(PTI)
Women's singles badminton silver medalist Pusarla V Sindhu and bronze medalist Saina Nehwal pose for a photograph after the medal ceremony of the event at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018.(PTI)

PBL 2018 Auction: Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth bought for 80 lakh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 11:16 PM IST
PV Sindhu has joined defending champions Hyderabad Hunters for Rs 80 lakh, while Saina Nehwal, after going unsold in the first round, was bought by North Eastern Warriors for the same amount.
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Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap are getting married in December 2018.(Instagram/Saina Nehwal)
Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap are getting married in December 2018.(Instagram/Saina Nehwal)

Saina Nehwal to marry Parupalli Kashyap on December 16

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2018 05:08 PM IST
Saina has been one of the best in the women’s circuit and is currently playing in the Korea Open. She has won 20 major titles, an Olympic bronze and a silver at the World Championships.
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Actor Taapsee Pannu is entering the Premier Badminton League with the Pune team called Seven Aces.(Photo: Munna.S/HTBS)
Actor Taapsee Pannu is entering the Premier Badminton League with the Pune team called Seven Aces.(Photo: Munna.S/HTBS)

Taapsee Pannu buys a team in Premier Badminton League; says this is her ‘biggest venture’ till date

By Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2018 07:54 PM IST
Excited about her team, players, strategy and love for the sport, Bollywood star Taapsee Pannu says that she’s concentrating on making this venture a success, and helping badminton fulfil its potential in India.
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