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IBL 2013 – Hyderabad Hotshots vs Banga Beats at Hyderabad – Banga Beats win 3-2

Banga Beats completed their IBL 2013 tenure with a consolation win against the leaders, Hyderabad Hotshots.

Banga Beats vs Hyderabad Hotshots – Match Results

Winner: Banga Beats

Score: 3-2

Match Details:

    • Mens Singles 1: P.Kashyap lost to Tanongsak Saemsomboonsuk 20-21, 18-21.

    • Womens Singles: Ying Tai Tzu lost to Saina Nehwal 17-21, 21-14, 8-11

    • Mens Doubles: Carston Mogensen and Akshay Dewalkar defeated Goh V Shem and Wah Lim Khim 21-15, 15-11, 11-1

    • Mens Singles 2: Jan O Jorensen defeated Ajay Jayaram 21-11, 21-8

    • Mixed Doubles: Carston Mogensen and Aparna Balan defeated Tarun Kona and Pradnya Gadre 18-21, 21-16, 11-9.

To watch the matches live or to follow the live scores click here
Hyderabad Hotshots vs Banga Beats – Match Photos

IBL 2013 – Delhi Smashers vs Banga Beats at Bangalore – Delhi Smashers win 4-1

Delhi Smashers defeated Banga Beats 4-1 in their final tie of the round robin phase in IBL 2013.

Delhi Smashers vs Banga Beats – Match Results

Winner: Delhi Smashers

Score: 4-1

Player of the tie: H.S.Prannoy

Match Details:

    • Mens Singles 1: Sai Praneeth lost to Kashyap 15-21, 11-21

    • Womens Singles: Nichaon Jindapon defeated Carolina Marin 21-17, 15-21, 11-9

    • Mens Doubles: Kien Keat Koo and Boon Hoeng Tan defeated Mogensen Carston and Akshay Dewalkar 21-11, 20-21, 11-7

    • Mens Singles 2: H.S.Prannoy defeated Arvind Bhat 21-18, 7-21, 11-8

    • Mixed Doubles: Diju and Jwala Gutta defeated Mogensen Carston and Carolina Marin 21-16, 15-21, 11-9.

To watch the matches live or to follow the live scores click here

IBL 2013 – Pune Pistons vs Banga Beats at Pune – Pune Pistons win 4-1

As a part of IBL 2013, Pune Pistons are playing Banga Beats on 23rd August 2013 at Pune at 8pm IST.

Pune Pistons vs Banga Beats Match Results

Winner: Pune Pistons

Score: 4-1

Player of the tie: Anup Sridhar

    • Mens Singles 1: Anup Sridhar defeated Hu Yun

    • Womens Singles: Juliane Schenk vs Carolina Marin

    • Mens Doubles: Joachim Nielsen and Tan vs Carlos Mogensen and Akshay Dewalkar

    • Mens Singles 2: Sourabh Varma vs Parupalli Kashyap

    • Mixed Doubles: Joachim Nielsen and Ashwini Ponnappa vs Carlos Mogensen and Carolina Marin

To watch the matches live or to follow the live scores click here

IBL 2013 – Awadhe Warriors vs Banga Beats at Lucknow – Banga Beats win 4-1

As a part of IBL 2013, Awadhe Warriors played against Banga Beats at Lucknow on 18th August 2013. This is the sixth tie in the IBL 2013 series.

Awadhe Warriors vs Banga Beats – Fixtures and Results

Winner: Banga Beats

Score: 4-1

Player of The Tie: Carolina Marin

    • Mens Singles 1: Wei Feng Chong lost to Hu Yun 11-21, 20-21

    • Womens Singles: P.V.Sindhu lost to Carolina Marin 16-21, 13-21

 

    • Mens Doubles: Mathias Boe defeated M. Kido vs C.Mogensen and Akshay Dewalkar 21-14, 21-19

    • Mens Singles 2: K.Srikanth lost to P. Kashyap 21-20, 11-21, 9-11

    • Mixed Doubles: M.Kido and K.Maneesha lost to C.Mogensen and Carolina Marin 21-20, 16-21, 8-11

To watch the matches live or to follow the live scores click here

IBL 2013 – Day 2 – Analysis

Here is an update on our observations on Day 2 of IBL 2013.

Independence Day Thriller

It was a much more refreshing day at IBL 2013 on Day Two – with the Independence Day Thriller between Saina and Sindhu drawing a huge crowd. It was good to see more than 75% of the seats occupied on day two.

Saina vs Sindhu at IBL 2013

Saina vs Sindhu at IBL 2013

Smash O Meter

Smash O Meter is awesome. It shows the speed of each smash and it adds to the excitement value. I wish there was an award like a ‘Fire Red Cap’ for the person who holds the IBL 2013 record for the fastest smash so far.

Smash-o-Meter

Smash-o-Meter

Mayanti Langer

Mayanti Langer, the lady handling the compering came nicely dressed in a saree today and it added to the colorful atmosphere at IBL today.

Mayanti Langer - The host at IBL 2013

Mayanti Langer – The host at IBL 2013

Just like on day one, when Jwala Gutta got on to the commentary box, Saina Nehwal and Nagarjuna also joined in as guest commentators today.

Saina Nehwal - Guest Commentator at IBL 2013

Saina Nehwal – Guest Commentator at IBL 2013

Banga Beats – The Best Marketing Concepts

The Banga Beats team had done quite a few simple things which helped improve IBL’s image.

There were a few BOP fans in BOP clothing thus adding the team affinity value.

banga-beats-fans

The Banga Beats players came in to the stadium and distributed Banga Beats shuttles which is quite an amazing way of marketing your team.

They even had their own theme music, which was recited in chorus by the Banga Beats fans periodically – full plus points to Banga Beats on this topic.

Mumbai Masters

Nagarjuna cheering for Mumbai Masters in IBL 2013

Nagarjuna cheering for Mumbai Masters in IBL 2013

It was good to see Nagarjuna, the co-owner of Mumbai Masters present with the team – cheering them during their matches.

The biggest positive note is that in spite of Lee Chong Wei not playing today, Mumbai Masters did well, which means that when Lee Chong Wei plays (if at all he plays), it will add value to the quality of the team.

All the above points, though small in nature, add to the value of the IBL brand and hence will bring in more visitors and more sponsors to the games in the long run. Wish we do more of this more often.

Website – Low Quality

While the Facebook page is much better with information now, the website still has a lot to catch up.

IBL 2013 Website Home Page - Full Of Low Quality Information

IBL 2013 Website Home Page – Full Of Low Quality Information

Look at the home page above and see how the information is of low quality. Some examples are:

  • The scoring format above shows five sets and in fact has scores arranged in a wierd way that no one can understand.
  • Smash-o-meter shows 205kmph as the fastest smash recorded. During the Hyderabad Hotshots mixed doubles smashes went over 250kmph easily. The sample smash-o-meter screenshot show above shows one with 254kmph.
  • Why does the home page still show Delhi Smashers on the left and Pune Pistons on the right?

Their Results page on the website still says ‘Watch This Space More Information’. How pathetic: Besides the fact that it grammatically makes no sense, when would results be provided on that space? next month?

IBL Website - Results page on 16-August-2013

IBL Website – Results page on 16-August-2013

Also, the website has dummy pages listed as ‘Fan Club’, ‘Anti Corruption Policy’, ‘Anti Racism Policy, ‘Code Of Conduct Of Player’, ‘Marketing’, ‘Operations’, etc. Why have dummy pages with no content? Just remove them and bring them back in when you have content.

Even the Feedback page is blank, I am guessing they don’t want any feedback!

With such basic functionality missing in online features, it would be too much to ask for, to ask the Online team to work with the STAR commentary team to run a poll on twitter during the matches and get live feedback from twitter users on various things such as their favorite team to win the match, etc.

It will be interesting to see how it goes on in Lucknow on the 17th and 18th of August 2013.

A list of all our Daily Analysis on IBL 2013 is available here.

IBL 2013 – Banga Beats vs Mumbai Masters – Mumbai Masters win 3-2

Banga Beats are playing Mumbai Masters in the third match of the IBL 2013 on 15th August, 2013 at 9pm IST.

Banga Beats vs Mumbai Masters – IBL 2013 Match Results

Winner: Mumbai Masters

Score: 3-2

Player of the Tie: Vladimir Ivanov

Banga Beats vs Mumbai Masters – IBL 2013 Match Results

  • Mens Singles 1: Parupalli Kashyap vs Vladimir Ivanov

  • Womens Singles: Tai Tzu Ying vs Tine  Baun

  • Mens Doubles:  Morgasen and Akshay Dewalkar vs Pranav Chora and Manu Attri

  • Mens Singles 2: Hu Yun vs Mark Zweibler

  • Mixed Doubles: Akshay Dewalkar and Aparna Balan vs Vladimir Ivanov and Sikki Reddy

Hu Yun still not sure to play for Banga Beats

While Hu Yun from China has been picked already by Banga Beats during the IBL 2013 auction, the Chinese shuttler has not been cleared by the Chinese Badminton Association yet, to be exempted from playing in the Chinese National Badminton Championships, which clash with the IBL dates this year.

Hu Yun

Hu Yun

It will be very interesting to see what happens if Hu Yun is not released on time for the IBL matches starting next week.

IBL Teams pick their Under 19 player for IBL 2013

As per the Indian Badminton League rules, each IBL franchise has to pick one Under-19 player from their area, to be a part of the IBL 2013 team representing their franchise.

Five of the six IBL teams have announced their players. We are happy to introduce them to you.

Mumbai Masters – Harsheel Dani

Harsheel Dani

Harsheel Dani
  • Harsheel Dani plays for Air India and is one of the most promising budding players in the juniors category.

 

Delhi Smashers – Utkarsh Arora

Utkarsh Arora

Utkarsh Arora

 

Pune Pistons – Revati Devasthale

Revati Devasthale

Revati Devasthale

  •  Revati Devasthale plays for Maharashtra and is the only female player chosen so far as a part of the Under 19 category in IBL 2013.

 

Hyderabad Hotshots – Rahul Yadav

Rahul Yadav

Rahul Yadav

  •  Rahul Yadav is originally from Arunachal Pradesh, but has now shifted his base to Andhra Pradesh and trains at the Gopichand Academy.

Banga Beats – Daniel Farid

Daniel Farid

Daniel Farid

  • Daniel Farid is from Karnataka and is another budding player in the country.

 

Awadhe Warriors is the only team who has not yet announced their pick and is expected to make the announcement shortly.

IBL 2013 Official Coaches of all six teams announced

Indian Badminton League (IBL) organizers have announced the names of all the six coaches for the teams participating in IBL 2013.

Banga Beats – U Vimal Kumar

Vimal Kumar - Coach for Banga Beats IBL 2013 team

Vimal Kumar – Coach for Banga Beats IBL 2013 team

Vimal Kumar is a former Indian National player, originally from Kerala. He is currently the director of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bangalore.

Achievements as a Player

  • Two times National Champion
  • Winner at French Open in 1983 and 1984
  • Represented India in 1992 Barcelona Olympics

Delhi Smashers – Rashid Sidek

Rashid Sidek - Coach of Delhi Smashers IBL team in 2013

Rashid Sidek – Coach of Delhi Smashers IBL team in 2013

Rashid Sidek is from Malaysia and one of the popular Sidek brothers who used to rule world badminton purely due to their magic on court.

Achievements as a Player

  • Winner of Malaysian Open in 1990, 1991 and 1992
  • Winner of World Grand Prix in 1992
  • Winner of ABC Championships in 1992
  • Winner of Brunei Open in 1995
  • Winner of French Open in 1996
  • Bronze medal winner in 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games

Hyderabad Hotshots – Rajendra Kumar S

Rajendra Kumar J - Coach of Hyderabad Hotshots IBL team in 2013

Rajendra Kumar J – Coach of Hyderabad Hotshots IBL team in 2013

Rajendra Kumar was born on 25th February 1965 and is currently with Gopichand Badminton Academy in Hyderabad.

Achievements

  • Joined Gopichand Academy in 2008 and has been instrumental in handling the academy, supporting Gopichand

Lucknow Warriors – Hafiz Hashim

Hafiz Hashim - Coach of Lucknow Warriors IBL team in 2013

Hafiz Hashim – Coach of Lucknow Warriors IBL team in 2013

Achievements as a Player

  • Winner of Commonwealth Games in 2002
  • Winner of All England Championships in 2003
  • Winner of Thailand Open in 2005
  • WInner of Swiss Open in 2005
  • Winner of Dutch Open in 2005
  • Winner of Denmark Open in 2005
  • Winner of German Open in 2005
  • Winner of Phillipines Open in 2006

Mumbai Masters – Aparna Popat

Aparna Popat - Mumbai Masters Coach in IBL 2013

Aparna Popat – Mumbai Masters Coach in IBL 2013

Aparna Popat is with Prakash Padukone Academy based out of Bangalore.

Achievements as a Player

  • Won the National championships 9 times between 1997 and 2006
  • Won the French Open Women Singles finals in 1998
  • Won the Gold Medal at the SAARC Championships
  • First Indian Badminton player to reach the finals of World Junior Championships – in 1996 in Denmark
  • Runner up at Commonwealth Games at Kuala Lumpur

Pune Pistons – Nikhil Kanetkar

Nikhil Kanetkar - Coach of Pune Pistons IBL team in 2013

Nikhil Kanetkar – Coach of Pune Pistons IBL team in 2013

Nikhil Kanetkar is a former Indian national badminton player who currently runs Nikhil Kanetkar Badminton Academy in Pune

Achievements

  • Represented India in 2004 Olympic Games

Wishing all the six coaches good luck in their efforts with their respective teams.