HYDERABAD: Chief National Coach Pullela Gopichand and the former international player for India is all set to launch his second badminton academy at Gachibowli in the city here later this month of early next month, his first badminton academy is set up in 2003 is one of the best in Asia. It is also to note that one his badminton academy exists in Salem, Tamilnadu. So, Gopichand has 3 badminton academies across India to his credit.
The new academy will have nine-courts, rooms for players to stay, a gym and a cafeteria. This new academy is for the reason, We have had in the last few years a lot more players being trained. As such, we found it difficult for us to manage. Hopefully, this nine-court badminton hall will ease the pressure. Because, lot more players have started to play well and we need more infrastructure and this infrastructure will support us,” Gopichand told PTI.
It is expected that the new academy would be inaugurated by the Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao though the date for the event is yet to be finalised.
“We will have the inauguration done by the Union Sports Minister and the Chief Minister and we are just waiting for the dates. Hopefully, in the end of October or early part of November, we will have the inauguration,” he said.
Tamil Nadu Badminton League has come up with the details of their second edition of the IPL styled badminton league.
TNBL 2013 is organised by Sun Sportz, with Aditya Elango, a top badminton player from Tamil Nadu, as the chief organizer of this event this year.
The matches will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai between 8th June and 16th June, 2013.
The auction of the players will be held on 4th and 5th June, 2013. The total prize money for this even is around Nine Lakh Rupees.
The organisers have roped in quite a few overseas players for this edition of TNBL 2013. Remember the promotional video that was released for TNBL 2012 it was quite good. Hope to see one more good promotional video come out for TNBL 2013. While the 2012 edition was conducted by Game Point, this one in 2013 is conducted by Sun Sportz, with Aditya Elango as the common name in both the editions.