Premier Badminton League Season 2:
The inauguration of Premier Badminton League Second edition is to be held in Hyderabad on January 1, 2017, being a part of New year celebrations. The final of the PBL 2017 event will be held in New Delhi on 14 January 2017, the announcement was made on Tuesday.
The League features six teams wrestling for a prize of Rs. 6 crores, they are the Awadhe Warriors, Bengaluru Blasters, Chennai Smashers, Delhi Acers, Hyderabad Hunters and Mumbai Rockets. The event will see Chennai Smashers and Hyderabad Hunters kick start the Premier Badminton League Season 2 at the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad.
The first two days of the event is held in Hyderabad while the second leg is hosted by National Sports Club of India, Mumbai and the third leg by BBD Uttar Pradesh Badminton Academy. The Bangalore leg is hosted by the Koramangala Indoor Stadium and it will also be the home stadium of Chennai Smashers. This year, Chennai has not been included in the schedule due to some circumstances.
The opening day of the event sees a clash between the Olympic Silver medallist P.V Sindhu and the 2016 Olympic Champion Carolina Marin at the Sports Authority of Andhra Pradesh (SAAP).
“With the kind of line-up that we have for this year’s edition, it has indeed given a rise to the popularity of the league even before it started. And it has been overwhelming to see the kind of response we have received so far in terms of ticket sales and we are expecting a full house at every venue,” said SportzLive Director Prasad Mangipudi in a release.
Promoting the event SportzLive Managing Director Atul Pande said, “We were very keen to extend PBL to Chennai this year, as it is one of the key markets for badminton in India. But unfortunately we have not been able to do it this year and we hope that from next year, Chennai and Tamil Nadu will become one of the key stops for PBL in the calendar.”
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