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Saina Nehwal, Lee Chong Wei Costliest Buys At The PBL Auction

PBL. (Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

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Saina Nehwal.
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NEW DELHI: Top stars Saina Nehwal and Lee Chong Wei were the costliest buys in the recently concluded PBL aution biding on Monday. Both Saina and Lee were bidded for the maximum prize of $100,000.

World No. 2 Saina and former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei were bought by Awadh Warriors of Lucknow and Hyderabad Hunters.


P.V. Sindhu.(Image Courtesy: www.topnews.in).

P.V. Sindhu.
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Two-time bronze medallist at the World Championship and winner of the recently concluded Macau Open 2015, Sindhu found herself in the middle of an aggressive bidding among Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. She was finally bought Chennai Smashers for $95,000.

Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, who is recovering from an injury, went to Hyderabad for $35,000.



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Manu Attri & B. Sumeet Reddy.
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India’s top ranked doubles player B Sumeeth Reddy went at his base price of $25,000 to Bengaluru, while his men’s doubles partner Manu Attri was bought by Mumbai Rockets.



jwala,ash(www.topnews.in)Similarly, Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were bidded for their base price of $25,000 to their homes cities, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

H.S. Prannoy was bidded by Mumbai’s Devyani Leisures Pvt. Ltd. fetching $47,000.

JNTUK Announces Badminton team for south zone tourney

JNTUKKakinada: The JNTUK today announced the university Badminton (men and women) team that will participate in the South zone Inter University Badminton tournament to be held at SRM University Chennai from October 1 to October 5.
The Men team includes,

  1. D Sumanth, Ideal Institute of Technology, Kakinada,
  2. N.Bharat St Ann’s College of Engineering Chirala,
  3. Sk Karimulla KITS Ramachandrapuram,
  4. M.Hema Sathish reddy AIMS College of Engineering Mummidivaram,
  5. H V Kumar and N Dileep Kumar Pydah College of Engineering Patavala,
  6. B. Harsha Vardhan GVP College of Engineering Visakhapatnam.

The women’s team includes,

  1. M Jahnavi Sai Priyanka Pragati Engineering College Surampalem,
  2. TSD Pravallika Andhra Loyola College of Engineering Vijayawada,
  3. K.Mounica GOP College of Engineering Visakhapatnam.
  4. Dr G .Ch. Suryanarayana Raju Associate Professor in Physical Education Raghu College of Engineering Visakhapatnam is the Team Manager.

The team was given a warm send off at a function held at the University premises in the evening by various eminent personalities.

A Franchise Based IBL 2nd Edition 2016


The Badminton Association of India (BAI) have decided to go ahead with the second edition of the IBL as a franchise based one which is going to be held from 2nd January 2016 to 17th January 2016.

BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta believes franchises and players are more excited because the tournament is being organised directly by the association.

The association has already severed its ties with sports marketing firm Sporty Solutionz, who held the rights of the league for 10 years.

“The matter with Sporty has already been settled in court. We had given them sufficient time to furnish the bank guarantee of Rs 50 crore which they failed. I am sure that court will understand that BAI holds all rights regarding the sport of badminton in this country. Anyone can go to court in this country , we’ll deal with the situation if it crops up,” Das Gupta said here on Thursday .

The president said that the association had already finalised some of the franchisee names who are the same from the first edition and new additions too this year.

IBL 2nd Edition will be held across six cities, Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai.

“We are only replacing Pune with Chennai this time because we don’t want the league to be held in two cities in the same state. The players will be getting more money this year because we are planning to increase the salary from the existing Rs 1.5 crore. The franchise owners are already in talks with some Bollywood celebrities, offering them sweat equity in the teams. These celebrities will increase the glamour quotient of the league,” he said.

“The BAI will take bank guarantee from all the franchise owners equivalent to the player salaries in their team. If the players are not paid on time, the BAI can step in,” the president said.

Asked why the BAI took two years to revive the IBL, Das Gupta said, “The BWF calendar only has two windows in January and August. After hosting the first tournament in August in 2013, we didn’t want to organise one in January next year and then August of 2014 wasn’t available because we already had the Commonwealth Games scheduled then. Now for the purpose of having continuity with the league, we have decided to organise it in the January window.”

The one thing the league was missing back in 2013 was Chinese star power and BAI is confident that Asian powerhouses will be well represented in the second edition. “We have spoken to the Chinese federation as well as some of the players directly. The players are keen on participating and we should see some of them in IBL-2,” the president said.

Assistant Multi-Sports Coach Job Requirement in Adyar – Chennai

Job Description:

Work Hours: 2 pm to 7pm.

Job Responsibility: Teaching multi sports & fun activities to children aged between 3 – 9 Yrs and manage children during class & keep them engaged with different activities.

Salary: INR 1,00,000 – 1,25,000 P.A. 8,000/- to 10,000/- per month – depending on the candidate skills.

Role: Sports / Physical Education Teacher.

Additional Qualification:

Mandatory Need: Should have the passion towards children & should enjoy working with children.

Prior Sporting experience is an added advantage but not mandatory. It is very important to have the ability to talk to children and understand them. Children who come to Enjoy-a-Ball and their parents need to have a reliable coach they can trust.

Desired Candidate Profile:


UG: Any Graduate – Any Specialization, Should be able to read,understand & speak English.

      Each child is different, so the coach should be able to get along with all types of children with ease.
      Should be fun loving,self-motivated & trust worthy person.
    Having 2 wheeler is an added advantage.
            If you think this role is for you, please call Ramesh on +91 9840 10 2462 or click



Chennai – 3rd Kombai Badminton Association Inter-school Badminton Tournament 2013-2014 – August 2013

3rd Kombai Badminton Association

   Inter-school Badminton Tournament 2013-2014

Prestigious 3rd year Inter-school Badminton Tournament carrying “Kombai Badminton Rolling Trophy” during 24th ,25th August 2013. The tournament is open for Singles, Doubles under 10, 12, 15,17, age group of boys and girls(under 10, 12 singles only).

Participants should carry the bonafide certificate issued by the head of the institution. Detailed rules and regulations and entry form are enclosed. The entries should be sent on or before 22nd  August 2013.

First Day     : Reporting time: 8Am U-10, 12(Singles) U-15- Reporting time 5 pm (Doubles Boys only)      

Second Day: Reporting time: 8Am U-15,17,(Singles) U-17 Reporting time 5 pm (Doubles Boys only)


  • The tournament will be held in our indoor  24th ,  25th august 2013.
  • U-10 Born After 01-01-2004,U-12 Born after 01 -01-2002,U-15 Born after 01-01-1999 U-17 Born after 01-01-1997
  • Participant’s certificate will be given all participants.
  • Last date submission of entry form is 22-08-2013.
  • Matches will be played knockout basis.
  • All matches will be conducted in our indoor.
  • The decision of tournament committee of the kombai badminton association will be final in all matter.
  • Cock will be provide Under 10 & 12 MAVIS 350.   Under 15 & 17 LI NING CHAMP Feather.
  • Entry fees should be Pay during the Reporting time cash only
  • Singles –Rs. 250 & Doubles – Rs.350.


  • Cash award will be given with cup for Under 15 & 17 Singles.
  • Under 10, 12 Singles Trophy will be given and Kit bag also
  • Under 15 Doubles. Under 17 Doubles Rolling Trophy will be given.

Please send your entry on or before 22-08-2013



Sankari Hall, Balaji Nagar IInd street, KVB ATM Opposite st, Kamarajar salai

Lachatelaine School opp road, Alwarthirunagar, Chennai-87.


Mobile No : 9444471023 , 9790687005, 9500649658

Chennai District Badminton Championship 2013 – Latest Scores and Results

We are live from Chennai at the Chennai District Badminton Championships 2013.

Chennai District Badminton Championship 2013

Chennai District Badminton Championship 2013

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Results of finals:

  • Mens Singles: Aditya Elango (Winner)
  • Under 10 Boys: Milan Joshith (Winner)
  • Under 10 Girls: A.Akshaya (Winner)
  • Under 13 Girls Singles: Aishwaryaa A. (Winner)
  • Under 13 Boys Singles: Siddhanth Gupta (Winner)
  • Under 13 Boys Doubes: Siddhanth Gupta and Ritvik Sanjeevi (Winner)
  • Under 13 Girls Doubes: Yuktha Thanv & Malavika Ramji (Winner)
  • Under 15 Girls Singles: K.Deeptha (Winner)
  • Under 15 Boys Singles: Kevin Walter (Winner)
  • Under 15 Boys Doubes: Abijith Sharma & Kevin Walter (Winner)
  • Under 15 Girls Doubes: K.Deeptha & R.Thanu Shree (Winner)
  • Under 19 Boy Singles: K.Pramodh (Winner)
  • Under 19 Girls Singles:S.Sruthi (Winner)
  • Under 19 Boys Doubes: K.Pramodh & Harish (Winner)
  • Under 19 Girls Doubes: Muni Siundhuri Priya & Ramya Thulasi (Winner)
  • Under 19 Mixed Doubles: Muni Siundhuri Priya & Vembarasan (Winner)
  • Senior Men’s Singles: Adithya Elango (Winner)
  • Senior Women’s Singles: S.Suruthi (Winner)
  • Senior Men’s Doubles: Manikandan & Velavan (Winner)
  • Senior Women’s Doubles : Ramyathulasi & Saranya (Winner)
  • Senior Mixed Doubles: K.Suneri & Vijayaloysis (Winner)

Chennai – Olympic Badminton Club 1st Year B-Level Badminton Tournament – June 2013

About the Tournament:

Name: Olympic Badminton Club 1st Year B-Level Badminton Tournament

Dates: 29th  June 2013 from 7PM

Venue: Olympic Badminton Club

Address: Poonga Nagar, Kakkalur, Tiruvallur, (Appasamy Salai, near water tank)

Contact Phone: Lalith (95000 63087) or Gopi (95978 88863, 96006 66556)

Email: Details not available

Prizes: 1st prize – Rs.5000 and Medal, 2nd prize – Rs.3000 and Medal, 3rd prize – Rs.2000 and Medal, 4th prize – Rs.1000 and Medal.

Events: Men’s Doubles

Entry Fees: Details not available

Eligibility: Non-professional players only, B-Level

Deadlines: Details Not Available

Shuttles: Yonex Mavis 350

Courts: Details Not Available

Other information: Match starts at 7PM.