Daily Archives: June 23, 2013

Sachin Tendulkar to co-own IBL Mumbai Masters?

There has been lot of news and rumours about how Sachin Tendulkar is going to be a part of Indian Badminton League (IBL) as a co-owner of the Mumbai based franchise, Mumbai Masters.

Sachin Tendulkar - Mumbai Masters co-owner?

Sachin Tendulkar – Mumbai Masters co-owner?

While it is not sure if that is a rumour or not, one thing is for sure.

Sachin Tendulkar’s presence in IBL will add the color and the flair to IBL that is typical with IPL, but missing in IBL so far.

Just like how Shahrukh Khan, Priety Zinta and Shilpa Shetty added flair to IPL, we expect Sachin’s presence will help improve IBL’s image.

By the way, there is also rumour that Virendra Shewag is planning to be a part of IBL in some way. Lets see how that goes!

 

14 Indians qualify for World Championships 2013

There is good news for Indian Badminton lovers.

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This year fourteen Indian players have qualified for the World Badminton Championships to be held in Guangzhau, China in from 5th August to 11th August 2013.

This is a very good progress from what we have seen in the past.

The following are the players who have qualified.

Mens Singles

  • Parupalli Kashyap
  • Ajay Jayaram

Womens Singles

  • Saina Nehwal
  • P.V. Sindhu

Mens Doubles

  • Arun Vishnu and Tarun Kona
  • Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Jerry Chopra

Womens Doubles

  • Sikki Reddy and Aparna Balan
  • Ashwini Ponnappa and Pradnya Gadre

Mixed Doubles

  • Tarun Kona and Ashwini Ponnappa
  • V.Diju and Jwala Gutta
  • Arun Vishnu and Aparna Balan

Good luck to every one