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Siril Verma Is the New Junior World No. 1, Chirag Sen No.3

HYDERABAD: Barely four months ago, A.S.S. Siril Verma was accused of age fudging and was doubtful in the Indian team in October. The moment his name was announced as one of the four age fraudsters, Siril ran out of the hotel in disbelief, his mother followed him to save her son from being hit by speeding vehicles on busy Delhi roads.

A couple of days later, Siril was cleared by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). But the damage had been done. His detractors ripped him apart on social media. Even his friends spoke in hushed tones.

Siril verma. (Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

Siril verma.
(Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

With his parents and coach standing by him, Siril went on to become the first Indian after Saina Nehwal (2008) to reach the finals of the World Junior Championships in November. Though he lost in the summit clash he won people’s hearts by beating several top-ranked players.

Four months after being accused of age fraud, Siril went on to become the junior world No. 1.

The 16-year-old, who is a member of the Hyderabad Hunters team in the Premier Badminton League, told TOI that he was delighted with the honour.

chirag Sen. (Image Courtesy: dehradun.amarujala.com).

chirag Sen.
(Image Courtesy: dehradun.amarujala.com).

“I am happy to become No. 1. But my aim is to become No. 1 in the senior category as well,” said Siril, who is ahead of Toma Junior Popov of France. Another Indian, Chirag Sen is ranked No. 3.

Recalling the harrowing experience in October, Siril said, “It was unfortunate but I have come out of that. I reached the finals of the Junior Worlds. I should have won the title but I missed it. I was not thinking about the ranking but I knew if I performed consistently the ranking would improve on its own.”
Ask him about his target and he says: “I want to qualify for the 2020 Olympics and win a medal there. I want to perform consistently and win as many titles as possible.”

Siril won the U-15 Asian junior championship in 2013. He also became the first Indian to win the Badminton Asia Youth Championships the same year.

Siril will make his first attempt into the senior category in the forthcoming international level later this month. “I am playing the qualifiers of Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold. Hopefully, I will qualify for the event,” he said.

PBL: Second Straight Defeat At Home For Hyderabad

PBL. (Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

PBL.
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HYDERABAD: Hyderabad Hunters suffered their second straight defeat at home as they lost to Chennai Smashers 3-4 in the Premier Badminton League at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here on Sunday.

Even before Hunters played their trump match, the hosts were out of the contest losing three of the first four matches. Hyderabad’s move to change the mixed doubles combination backfired as Carsten Mogensen and Jwala Gutta failed to put up a fight against Chris Adcock and Pia Zebadiah of Chennai. The match ended in just 16 minutes to silence the Indo-Denmark combination 15-7, 15-7.

Lee Chong Wei got Hyderabad back into the contest with a three game victory over Sony Dwi Kuncoro 15-3, 12-15, 15-8. Needing a victory to keep them in hunt, Hyderabad banked on Parupalli Kashyap. But Kashyap disappointed the home crowd once again losing to Simon Santoso 12-15, 12-15.

P.V. Sindhu.(Image Courtesy:  (zeenews.india.com).

P.V. Sindhu.
(Image Courtesy: (zeenews.india.com).

In the crucial women’s singles, which was also the trump match for Chennai, P.V. Sindhu recovered from a mid-match slump to overcome Kathenthon Supanida 15-8, 14-15, 15-5.

In mixed doubles, Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido of Hyderabad defeated Chris Adcock and Pranaav Chopra of Chennai 15-12, 15-13. Though they lost the tie, this victory is important because Hyderabad secured two points from this match and the semifinalists are decided on points.

PBL: Mumbai Rockets Down Hyderabad Hunters

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PBL.
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HYDERABAD: Out of the six teams competing for a podium finish in the progressing PBL 2016, Hyderabad Hunters became the first team to exit the Premier Badminton League (PBL).

The Hyderabad Hunters lost four out of their five matches in the league.

while Awadhe Warriors and Delhi Acers with each 17 points on the table assured their place in the semifinals.

R.M.V Gurusai Dutt.(Image Courtesy: www.orissapost.com).

R.M.V Gurusai Dutt.
(Image Courtesy: www.orissapost.com).

H.S. Prannoy. (Image Courtesy: sportsrediscovered.com).

H.S. Prannoy.
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Earlier, needing a big win to qualify for the knockouts, Hyderabad started off on a strong note winning the first two matches but suffered a big loss when Parupalli Kasyap lost the trump match against H.S. Prannoy of Mumbai Rockets 11-15, 13-15. Later, R.M.V. Gurusaidutt won the trump match for Mumbai with a convincing 15-12, 15-4 victory against A.S.S. Siril Verma, for Hyderabad Hunters. The mixed doubles team of Vladimir Ivanov and Kamilla Juhl made it 4-1 for Mumbai as they defeated Markis Kido and Jwala Gutta 15-8, 15-8.

With this loss Hyderabad finished their league engagements with one victory and four losses. With a total tally of 11 points, Hyderabad are virtually out of PBL. Mumbai with 13 points have a very good chance of qualifying for the semifinals.

Hyderabad were signing on a low note even before start of the tournament as the star player of PBL, Lee Chong Wei, left for Malaysia late on Sunday as he was given permission by his federation to stay only till January 10 2016.

Results:
Mumbai Rockets bt Hyderabad Hunters 4-1(K Supanida (HH) bt Liu Zi Die (MR) 1315, 15-14, 15-14; Carsten Mogensen\Markis Kido (HH) bt T Chayut\Vladimir Ivanov 15-7, 15-14; HS Prannoy (MR) bt P Kashyap (HH) 15-11, 15-13; RMV Gurusaidutt (MR) bt ASS Siril Verma 15-12, 15-4; V Ivanov\Kamilla Juhl 15-8, 15-8).

Win Over Lee Chong Wei Is Big Confidence Booster: Srikanth

MUMBAI: India’s top ranked shuttler Kidambi Srikanth shocked Lee Chong Wei for his maiden win over the Malaysian legend in the Premier Badminton League.

srikanth..(Image Courtesy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

srikanth.
.(Image Courtesy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com).

“It’s for the first time ever that I have beaten him. I had lost in three games in the IBL (PBL’s predecessor Indian Badminton League in 2013). He’s been the world no. 1 for 7-8 years. It’s a great feeling to beat such a great player and is a big confidence booster at the start of the Olympic year,” said the world no. 9 after his memorable victory.

Srikanth overcame Lee, a man he had not beaten in four previous attempts in international tournaments, 15-12, 6-15, 15-7 in the fifth and final match of the tie between his side Bengaluru Top Guns and Hyderabad Hunters which the Hyderabad Hunters won 3-2 on points.

Asked to compare his win over Lee and Lin Dan of China, a two time olympic champion in the China Open Super Series final in 2014, as well as his successive wins over Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in 2015 at the Swiss Open and the Indian Open, Srikant quoted,

“I don’t want to rate my wins over Lin Dan and Viktor earlier and today’s. Lin Dan and Lee Chong Wei are kings in their styles of play. Lin Dan is a two-time Olympic champion and is king in rallies while Lee Chong Wei has been on top for 7-8 years and is great in defense. I am very happy to beat both styles and don’t want to rate them.” Srikanth said.

Srikanth also quoted the way he played in the match as,
“I played very aggressively and went for my smashes which worked perfectly. If you see the last four points of the match all were reviewed as I went for the lines,” he said.

Asked about his plans to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games, Srikanth said out of the 10 or 11 tournaments left, he will play in four Super Series events and one or two GP Gold tournaments including the Syed Modi Memorial in Lucknow.

“I want to be in my comfort zone and will play all Super Series events plus 1 or 2 GP Gold events. I will play in Lucknow and in the Asian Badminton Championships in Hyderabad in February,” he said.

Srikanth was happy that currently as many as four Indian players were in the top 25 and hoped more, at least 6-7 would be in such a position soon.

“I hope 6-7 (men) players are in the top 25,” he said.

PBL: Srikanth Stuns Chong Wei

PBL. (Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

PBL.
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MUMBAI: Saina Nehwal’s absence from the Premier Badminton League’s opening tie between Mumbai Rockets and Awadhe Warriors on Saturday evening left the fans at the Sardar Vallabhai Patel Indoor Stadium disappointed but, they witnessed some good matches when the Bengaluru Top Guns took off against the Hyderabad Hunters.

srikanth. (Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

srikanth.
(Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

Srikanth’s 2015 season had seen 7 first round exits and losing to the Chinese, Tian Houwei thrice in two months and two three set losses, one at the World Championship to Hu Yun (23-21), to Tommy Sugiarto at the Indonesian Masters (24-22), both in the deciders.

“The little I saw of his matches during the end of last year, he seemed to have all the strokes. But just the mind needed to adjust,” Bhat says, promising, “Srikanth’s adding new stuff to his game too.”

2015 had been a lesson in what not to do, he would say later. “I tried everything in match ending situations – rushing, playing safe, smashing, defending, nothing seemed to be working,” he said. “I would play attacking when the situation demanded defense and play cautious when I needed to be aggressive against a certain player. I’m slowly learning what to do when,” he said.

Srikanth also commented, “A coach can’t help any player to beat Lee Chong Wei with mere instructions. Srikanth followed what I said immediately, but it was entirely his instinctive understanding of what to do when that took him to this win,” Bhat said. It was a 15-12, 6-15, 15-7 maiden win over the badminton legend. The match was nothing worth as Bengaluru had already lost that battle. But it was Srikanth’s first match of the year after a difficult season, and a win over the former world no.1 Chong Wei who was on a 15-match unbeaten streak since October.

However, Kashyap had it easy over Sameer Verma, a surprise trump match for Bangalore against P Kashyap.

Parupalli Kashyap Confident Of Coming In Top form

HYDERABAD: Parupalli Kashyap, who has remarkable and impressive performances over the last two years, is keen to make the most of the situation. However, he is suffering from a clf muscle injurythat has put him offtrack for the past two months.

Kashyap resumed training earlier this week. “It was very disappointing to sit out injured. I was sure of qualifying for the Super Series Finals but this injury happened,” said Kashyap after his training session.

The first Indian to reach the quarterfinals of men’s singles at the Olympics, Kashyap is confident of hitting top form before the Olympics. “This injury took a lot of time. But now I am feeling much better. I hope to be in good shape before the badminton league,” said Kashyap, who was picked by Hyderabad Hunters for $35000. “That tournament offers me good platform to assess my fitness. Moreover, I will gain some much needed match practice before I start playing international tournaments,” he said.

The most important task for Kashyap now is to defend his ranking points and stay in the top 16 of world rankings by May, 2016.

The first real challenge for the world No.15 would be to defend the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold, which he won last January defeating Srikanth in the final.

The Indian Premier Badminton League, New Delhi – India

PBL. (Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

PBL 2016.
(Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

Day 16, 17-January-2016 (Finals):

Teams:

Delhi Acers Vs Mumbai Rockets.

Venue: DDA Badminton and Squash Stadium, Delhi.

Result(s):

Delhi Acers Beat Mumbai Rockets.

Delhi Acers - Winners of the PBL-2016.(ImageCourtesy: www.ibnlive.com).

Delhi Acers – Winners of the PBL-2016.
(ImageCourtesy: www.ibnlive.com).

  1. Tommy Sugiarto of Delhi Acers beat H.S. Prannoy of Mumbai Rockets 13-15, 15-9, 15-9.
  2. Han Li of Mumbai Rockets beat PC Thulasi of Delhi Acers 12-15, 15-8, 15-8. (Trump Match – Mumbai).
  3. Rajiv Ouseph of Delhi Acers beat Gurusaidutt of Mumbai Rockets 15-11, 15-6. (Trump match- Delhi).
  4. Koo Keat Kien and Tan Boon Heong of Delhi Acers beat Mathias Boe and Vladimir Ivanov of Mumbai Rockets 14-15, 15-10, 15-14.
  5. Kamilla Juhl Vladimir and Vladimir Ivanov of Mumbai Rockets beat Akshay Dewalkar and Gabrielle Adcock of Delhi Acers 15-6, 15-12.

Day 15, 16-January-2016:

Rest day!(Image Courtesy: games-helper.com).

Day 14, 15-January-2016 (2nd-Semi Final):

Teams:

Awadhe Warriors Vs Mumbai Rockets.

Venue: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.

Result(s):

Mumbai Rockets beat Awadhe Warriors (3-0).

H.S. Prannoy.(Image Courtesy: post.jagran.com).

H.S. Prannoy.
(Image Courtesy: post.jagran.com).

  1. Saina Nehwal of Awadhe Warriors lost to Han Li of Mumbai Rockets 8-15, 15-13, 7-15 (Trump Match – Awadhe Warriors).
  2. Bodin Issara and Christinna of Awadhe beat Kamilla Juhl and Vladimir Ivanov of Mumbai Rockets 12-15, 15-13, 15-14.
  3. H.S. Prannoy of Mumbai Rockets beat Tanongsak S of Awadhe 12-15, 15-7, 15-9.
  4. Mathias Boe and Ivanov of Mumbai Rockets beat Bodin and Cai Yun of Mumbai Rockets 15-10, 12-15, 15-13.

Day 13, 14-January-2016 (1st Semi Final):

Teams:

Chennai Smashers Vs Dehi Acers.

Venue: Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bangalore.

Result(s):

P.V. Sindhu.(Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

P.V. Sindhu.
(Image Courtesy: sports.ndtv.com).

Delhi Acers Beat Chennai Samshers (3-2).

  1. P.V. Sindhu of Chennai Smashers beat P.C. Thulasi of Delhi Acers 15-6, 15-7. (Trump Match- Chennai).
  2. Tommy Sugiarto of Delhi Acers defeated Brice Leverdez of Chennai Smashers 15-11, 15-10.
  3. Koo Keat Kien and Tan Boon Heong of Delhi Acers beat  Chris Adcock and Pranav Chopra of Chennai Smashers 15-10, 15-14.
  4. Chris Adcock and Pia Zebadiah of Chennai Smashers beat Gabrielle Adcock and Koo Keat Kien of Delhi Acers 15-9, 15- 14.

Day 12, 13-January-2016:

Teams:

  1. Mumbai Vs Delhi.
  2. Chennai Vs Bengaluru.

Venue: Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bangalore.

Result(s):

Delhi Acers Beat Mumbai Rockets (4-1).

pc-thulasi

  1. Akshay Dewalkar and Aparna Balan of Delhi Acers lost to Viladimir Ivanov and Juhl of Mumbai Rockets 13-15, 13-15.
  2. Ruthvika Gadde of Mumbai Rockets lost to P.C. Thulasi of Delhi Acers 11-15, 15-5, 13-15. (Trump Match – Mumbai Rockets).
  3. Tommy Sugiarto of Delhi Acers beat H.S. Prannoy of Mumbai Rockets 15-8, 15-6.
  4. Koon Kiet Kien and Tan Boon Heong of the Delhi Acers beat Viladimir Ivanov and Mathias Boe 11-15, 15-12, 15-10.
  5. Rajiv Ouseph of Delhi Acers defeated R.M.V. Gurusai Dutt of Mumbai Rockets 15-7, 15-10. (Trump Match – Delhi Acers).

Chennai Smashers Beat Bengaluru Top Guns (3-2).

P.V. Sindhu.(Image Courtesy: www.oneindia.com).

P.V. Sindhu.
(Image Courtesy: www.oneindia.com).

  1. Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Chennai Smashers defeated Sameer Verma 15-10, 10-15, 15-8. (Trump Match- Chennai).
  2. Hoon Thien How and JF Nielse of Bengaluru Top Gins beat Chris Adcoack and Pranaav Chopra of Chennai Smashers 15-7, 15-8.
  3. K. Srikanth of Bengaluru Top Guns defeated Brice Leverdez 15-4, 15-12.
  4. P.V. Sindhu of Chennai Smashers defeated Suo Di of Bengaluru Top Guns 15-12, 15-7.
  5. Chris Adcock and Pia Zebadiah of Chennai Smashers defeated Ashwini Ponnappa and Joaquim Fisher Nilesen of Bengaluru Top Guns 15-14, 15-12. (Trump Match – Bengaluru Top Guns).Day 11, 12-January-2016:
Rest day!(Image Courtesy: games-helper.com).

Rest day!
(Image Courtesy: games-helper.com).

Day 10, 11-January-2016:

Teams:

  1. Mumbai Vs Hyderabad.
  2. Lucknow Vs Chennai.

Venue: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.

Result(s):

Mumbai Rockets beat Hyderabad Hunters (41).

R.M.V Gurusai Dutt.(Image Courtesy: www.orissapost.com).

R.M.V Gurusai Dutt.
(Image Courtesy: www.orissapost.com).

H.S. Prannoy. (Image Courtesy: sportsrediscovered.com).

H.S. Prannoy.
(Image Courtesy: sportsrediscovered.com).

  1. Supanida Kathetong of Hyderabad Hunters lost to Liuz Di of Mumbai Rockets 13-15, 15-14, 15-14.
  2. Carsten Mogensen and Markos Kido of Hyderabad Hunters Chayut Triyachart and Vladimir Ivanov of Mumbai Rockets 15-7, 15-14.
  3. Parupalli Kashyap of Hyderabad Hunters lost to H.S. Prannoy of Mumbai Rockets 15-11, 15-13. (Trump Match – Hyderabad Hunters).
  4. Siril Verma of Hyderabad Hunters lost to R.M.V. Gurusaidutt of Mumbai Rockets 15-12, 15-4. (Trump Match – Mumbai Rockets).
  5. Markis Kido and Jwala Gutta of Hyderabad Hunters lost to Vladimir Ivanov and Kamilla Juhl of Mumbai Rockets 15-8, 15-8.

Awadhe Warriors Beat Chennai Smashers.

Sai Praneeth.(Image Courtesy: www.sportstarlive.com).

Sai Praneeth.
(Image Courtesy: www.sportstarlive.com).

  1. Bodin Issara and Christinna Pedersen of Awadhe Warriors won against Chris Adcock and Pia Zebadiah of Chennai Smashers 15-7, 15-10.
  2. Brice Leverdez of Chennai Smashers beat Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Awadhe Warriors 15-13, 15-9.
  3. B. Sai Praneeth of Awadhe Warriors beat Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Chennai Smashers 12-15, 15-8, 15-13.
  4. Cai Yun and Hendra Gunawan of Awadhe Warriors beat Toby N.G. and Pranaav Chopra of the Smashers 15-13, 15-11.
  5. P.V. Sindhu of Chennai Smashers beat G. Vrushali of Awadhe Warriors 15-7, 15-3.

Day 9, 10-January-2016:

Teams:

Chennai Vs Hyderabad.

Venue: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.

Result(s):

Chennai Smashers Beat Hydeabad Hunters (43).

P.V. Sindhu.(Image Courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com).

P.V. Sindhu.
(Image Courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com).

  1. P.V. Sindhu of Chennai Smashers defeated Supanida K of Hyderabad Hunters from Thailand, 15-8, 14-15, 15-5. (Trump Match – Chennai Smashers).
  2. Chris Adcock and Pia Zebadiah of Chennai Smashers defeated Carsten Mogensen and Jwala Gutta of Hyderabad Hunters 15-7, 15-7.
  3. Malaysia Lee Chong Wei of Hyderabad Hunters defeated Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Chennai Smashers 15-3, 12-15, 15-8.
  4. Simon Santoso of Chennai Smashers defeated Parupalli Kashyap of Hyderabad Hunters 12-15, 12-15.
  5. Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido of Hyderabad Hunters defeated Adcock and Pranav Chopra of Chennai Smashers 15-12, 15-13. (Trump Match- Hyderabad).

Day 8, 09-January-2016:

Teams:

Lucknow Vs Hyderabad.

Venue: Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad.

Result(s):

Awadhe Warriors Beat Hyderabad Hunters (43).

Sai Praneeth. (Image Courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com).

Sai Praneeth.
(Image Courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com).

Vrushali Gummadi. (Image Courtesy: www.polkacafe.com).

Vrushali Gummadi.
(Image Courtesy: www.polkacafe.com).

  1. Vrushali G of Awadhe Warriors beat Supanida K of Hyderabad Hunters 15-7, 15-11.
  2. Bodin Issara and Cai Yun of Awadhe Warriors beat Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido of Hyderabad Hunters 15-10, 15-12. (Trump Match – Lucknow).
  3. Parupalli Kashyap of Hyderabad Hotshots lost to Sai Praneeth of Awadhe Warriors 15-6, 8-15, 5-15.
  4. Lee Chong Wei of Hyderabad Hunters beat Tanongsak S of Awadhe Warriors 15-8, 15-9. (Trump Match – Hyderabad Hunters).
  5. Jwala Gutta and Markis Kido of Hyderabad Hunters defeated Bodin Issara and Christinna of Awadha Warriors 12-15, 15-14, 15-9.

 

Day 7, 08-January-2016:

Teams:

  1. Delhi Vs Bengaluru.

Venue: DDA Badminton and Squash Stadium, Delhi.

Result(s):

Delhi Acers Beat Bengaluru Top Guns (5-2).

Ajay Jayaram

  1. Ajay Jayaram of Delhi Acers beat Sameer Verma of Bengaluru Top Guns 15-11, 15-12.
  2. Koo Keat Kien and Tan Boon Heong of Delhi Acers beat Hoon Thien How and Khim Wah Lim of Bengaluru Top Guns 15-9, 15-10. (Trump match – Delhi Acers).
  3. Rajiv Ouseph of Delhi Acers defeated Kidambi Srikanth of Bengaluru Top Guns 4-15, 15-11, 15-9.
  4. Suo Di of Bengaluru Top Guns defeated Shikha Gautam of the Acers 15-5, 15-6. (Trump Match- Bengaluru Top Guns).
  5. Gabrielle Adcock and Koot Keat Kien of Delhi Acers defeated Ashwini Ponnappa and Khim Wah Lim of Bengaluru Top Guns 15-14, 9-15, 15-12.

Day 6, 07-January-2016:

Teams:

  1. Delhi Vs Hyderabad.

Venue: DDA Badminton and Squash Stadium, Delhi.

Result(s):

Delhi Acers Beat Hyderabad Hunters (4-1).

Jwala Gutta-Markis Kido pair in action against Ashwini Ponnana-oachim Fischer Nielsen.(Image Courtesy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/).

Jwala Gutta-Markis Kido pair.
(Image Courtesy: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/).

  1. Tommy Sugiarto of Delhi Acers defeated Lee Chong Wie of Hyderabad Hunters 9-15, 15-10, 15-14. (Trump Match- Hyderabad Hunters).
  2. PC Thulasi of Delhi Acers lost to Supanida Katethong of Hyderabad Hunters 15-12, 9-15, 15-13.
  3. Keat Kien and Tan Boon Heong of Delhi Acers K Nandagopal and Satwik Sai Raj of Hyderabad Hunters 15-7, 14-15, 15-13. (Trump match- Delhi Acers).
  4. Rajiv Ouseph of Delhi Acers defeated Parupalli Kashyap of Hyderabad Hunters 15-9, 15-10.
  5. Jwala Gutta and Markis Kido of Hyderabad Hunters beat Akshay Dewalkar and Gabrielle Adcock of Delhi Acers 15-7, 15-7.

Day 5, 06-January-2016:

Teams:

  1. Lucknow Vs Bangalore.

Venue: Babu Banarasi Das U.P. Badminton Academy, Lucknow.

Result(s):

Awadhe Warriors (Lucknow) Beat Benguluru Top Guns (3-1).

Sameer Verma.(Image Courtesy: www.ibnlive.com).

Sameer Verma.
(Image Courtesy: www.ibnlive.com).

Sain Nehwal.(Image Courtesy: www.ledgergazette.com).

Saina Nehwal.
(Image Courtesy: www.ledgergazette.com).

  1. Ashwini Ponnappa and Kim Wah Lim of Bengaluru Top Guns defeated Bodin Issara and K Maneesha of Awadhe Warriors 15-13, 11-15, 15-13.
  2. Sameer Verma of Bengaluru Top Guns then stunned Sai Praneeth of Awadhe Warriors 15-13, 15-14.
  3. Srikanth Bengaluru Top Guns lost to Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Awadhe Warriors 15-11, 15-8. (Trump Match – Bengaluru Top Guns).
  4. Saina of Awadhe Warriors defeated Sou Di of Bengaluru Top Guns15-10, 13-15, 15-8. (Trump Match –  Awadhe Warriors).

Day 4, 05-January-2016:

Teams:

  1. Chennai Vs Delhi.
  2. Mumbai Vs Bengaluru.

Venue: Babu Banarasi Das U.P. Badminton Academy, Lucknow.

Result(s):

Chennai Beat Delhi (4-3).

P.V. Sindhu.(Image Courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com).

P.V. Sindhu.
(Image Courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com).

Ajay Jayaram.(Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

Ajay Jayaram.
(Image Courtesy: www.dnaindia.com).

  1. P.V. Sindhu of Chennai Smashers won against PC Thulasi of Delhi Acers (Trump match – Chennai Smashers).
  2. Chris Adcock and Pranaav Chopra of Chennai Smashers defeated Koo Keat Kien and Tan Boon Heong of Delhi Acers 15-12, 15-14.
  3. Ajay Jayaram of Delhi Acers defeated Simon Santoso of Chennai Smashers 15-6, 15-9.
  4. Chris Adcock and Pia Zebadiah of Chennai Smashers defeated Gabrielle Adcock and Koo Keat Kien of Delhi Acers 14-15, 15-14, 15-14.
  5. Tommy Sugiarto of Delhi Acers defeated Brice Leverdez of Chennai Smashers 15-4, 15-11.

Mumbai Rockets Beat Bengaluru Top Guns (4-3).

Kidambi Srikanth.(Image Courtesy: httpwww.indiansportsnews.com).

Kidambi Srikanth.
(Image Courtesy: httpwww.indiansportsnews.com).

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  1. Kidambi Srikanth of Bengaluru Top Guns defeated H.S. Prannoy of Mumbai Rockets 15-9, 15-8 (Trump Match – Bengaluru).
  2. Mathias Boe and Ivanov of Mumbai Rockets defeated Lim and How of Bengaluru Top Guns 15-13, 15-11 (Trump Match – Mumbai Rockets).
  3. Ashwini Ponappa and Vladimir Ivanov of Bengaluru Top Guns defeated Li Zi Die and Robert Blair of Mumbai Rockets 12-15, 15-11, 15-9.
  4. Gurusai Dutt of Mumbai Rockets defeated Anand Pawar of Bengaluru Top Guns 15-7, 15-13.
  5. Suo Di of Bengaluru Top Guns defeated Han Li of Mumbai Rockets 15-9, 11-15, 15-7.

Day 3, 04-January-2016:

Teams:

  1. Lucknow Vs Delhi.

Venue: Babu Banarasi Das U.P. Badminton Academy, Lucknow.

Result(s):

Lucknow Beat Delhi (4-3).

Saina Nehwal.(Image Courtesy: www.Timesofindia.Indiatimes.com).

Saina Nehwal.
(Image Courtesy: www.Timesofindia.Indiatimes.com).

B. Sai Praneeth.(Image Courtesy: www.thehindu.com).

B. Sai Praneeth.
(Image Courtesy: www.thehindu.com).

  1. Tommy Sugiarto of Delhi Acers beat Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk of Awadhe Warriors 15-13, 15-11.
  2. Saina of Awadhe Warriors defeated P.C. Thulasi of Delhi Acers 15-9, 15-10 (Trump Match – Awadhe Warriors).
  3. Cai Yun and Bodin Issara of Awadhe Warriors defeated Koo Keat Kien and Tan Boon Heong of Delhi Acers 15-12, 15-14.
  4. S. Sai Praneeth of Awadhe Warriors defeated Rajiv Ouseph of Delhi Acers 15-12, 15-9.
  5. Hendra Gunawa and R. Maneesha of Awadhe Warriors lost to Akshay Dewalkar and Gabrielle Adcock of Delhi Acers 15-14, 13-15, 15-5. (Trump Match – Delhi Acers).

Day 2, 03-January-2016:

Teams:

  1. Hyderabad Vs Bengaluru.
  2. Mumbai Vs Chennai.

Venue: National Sports Club Of India (NSCI), Mumbai.

Result(s):

Hyderabad Beat Bengaluru (3-2).

Perupalli

Parupalli Kashyap.

  1. Supanida Katethong lost to Suo Di 8-15 11-15.
  2. Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido beat Hoon Thien How and Kim Wah Lim 13-15 15-9 15-14 (Trump Match – Hyderabad).
  3. P Kashyap beat Sameer Verma 15-14 15-13 (Trump match – Bengaluru).
  4. Jwala Gutta and Markis Kido lost to Ashwini Ponnappa and Joachim Fischer Nielsen of Hyderabad Hunters 13-15 13-15.
  5. Lee Chong Wei lost to Kidambi Srikanth 12-15 15-6 7-15.

Chennai Beat Mumbai (4-3).

P.V. Sindhu.(Image Courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com).

P.V. Sindhu.
(Image Courtesy: www.newindianexpress.com).

  1. Pia Zebadhia and Chris Adcock of Chennai Smashers beat Kamilla Juhl and Ivanov 15-10, 7-15, 15-11.
  2. Brice Leverdez of Chennai Smashers lost to H.S. Prannoy of Mumbai 15-8, 15-11.
  3. Mathias Boe and Vladimir Ivanov beat Chris Adcock and Pranav Chopra of Chennai 15-10, 9-15, 15-13. (Trump Match – Mumbai Rockets).
  4. P.V. Sindhu of Chennai beat Hani Li 15-8, 11-15, 15-8.
  5. Simon Santoso of Chennai Smashers defeated Gurusai Dutt of Mumbai 15-9, 15-12. (Trump Match – Chennai Smashers)

Day 1, 02-January-2016:

Teams: Mumbai Vs Lucknow

Venue: National Sports Club Of India (NSCI), Mumbai.

Result: Mumbai Rockets beat Awadhe Warriors (2-1).

Gurusai Dutt.(Image Courtesy: www.jagran.com).

Gurusai Dutt.
(Image Courtesy: www.jagran.com).

Ruthvika. (Image Courtesy: sportsrediscovered.com).

Ruthvika.
(Image Courtesy: sportsrediscovered.com).

  1. Gurusai Dutt defeated Sai Praneeth 14-15, 15-10, 15-8.
  2. Mathias Boe and Vladimir Ivanov defeated Cai Yun and Hendra Gunawan 15-11, 15-11 (Trump Match – for Awadhe Warriors).
  3. Ruthvika Gadde defeated G. Vrushali 15-13, 15-10.
  4. Tanongsak S. defeated H.S. Prannoy 15-12, 14-15, 15-14.
  5. Bodin Issara and Christinna Pedersen defeated Mumbai’s Kamilla Juhl and Vladimir Ivanov 15-9, 14-15, 15-14.

The Teams:

Mumbai Rockets

Mumbai Rockets

Mumbai Rockets:

Men Singles:

  1. H.S Prannoy.
  2. R.M.V Gurusai Dutt.

Women Singles:

  1. Ruthvika Shivani Gadde.
  2. Han Li.
  3. Liu Zi Die

Men/Mixed Doubles:

  1. Manu Attri.
  2. Chayut Triyachart.
  3. Viladimir Ivanov
  4. Mathias Boe.

Women/Mixed Doubles:

  1. Kamilla Juhi.

Hyderabad Hunters:

Hyderabad.

Hyderabad Hunters.

Men Singles:

  1. A.S.S. Siril Verma.
  2. Parupalli Kashyap.
  3. Lee Chong Wei.

Women Singles:

  1. Supanida Katethong.

Men/Mixed Doubles:

  1. K. Nandagopal.
  2. R. Satwiksairaj.
  3. Markis Kido.
  4. Carsten Mogensen.

Women/Mixed Doubles:

  1. Jwala Gutta.
  2. Meghana Jakkampudi.

Delhi Acers:

Delhi Acers.

Delhi Acers.

Men Singles:

  1. Ajay Jayaram.
  2. Rajiv Ouseph.
  3. Tommy Sugiarto.

Women Singles:

  1. P.C. Thulasi.
  2. Shika Gautam.

Men/Mixed Doubles:

  1. Akshay Dewalkar.
  2. Ko Keat Kien.
  3. Tan Boon Heong.

Women/MixedDoubles:

  1. Aparna Balan.
  2. Gabrielle Adcock.

Chennai Smashers:

Chennai Smashers.

Chennai Smashers.

Men Singles:

  1. Brice Leverdez.
  2. SonyDwi Kuncoro.
  3. Simon Santoso.

Women Singles:

  1. P.V. Sindhu.
  2. Sri Krishna Priya.

Men/Mixed Doubles:

  1. Pranav jerry Chopra.
  2. Cris Adcock.
  3. Toby NG.

Women/Mixed Doubles:

  1. Sikki Reddy.
  2. Pia Zebaidah.

Bengaluru Topguns:

Bangalore Top Guns.

Bangalore Top Guns.

Men Singles:

  1. Anand Pawar.
  2. Sameer Verma.
  3. Kidambi Srikanth.

Women Singles:

  1. Suo Di.

Men/Mixed Doubles:

  1. B. Sumeeth Reddy.
  2. Kim Wah Lim.
  3. Hoon Thien How.
  4. Joachim Fischer Nielse
  5. Robert Blair.

Women/Mixed Doubles:

  1. Ashwini Ponnappa.

Awadhe Warriors:

Awadhe Warriors.

Awadhe Warriors.

Men Singles:

  1. B. Sai Praneeth.
  2. Sourabh Verma.
  3. Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk (Thailand).

Women Singles:

  1. Saina Nehwal.
  2. G. Vrushali.

Men/Mixed Doubles:

  1. Cai Yun.
  2. Hendra Gunawan.
  3. Bodin Issara.

Women/Mixed Doubles:

  1. K. Maneesha.
  2. Christinna Pedersen.

About the Tournament:

Name of the Tournament: Indian Premier Badminton League.

Tournament Dates: 02-January-2016 to 17-January-2016.

Events: MS,WS,MD,WD,XD.

Teams: (6 Teams: Awadhe Warriors, Bengaluru Topguns, Chennai Smashers, Delhi Acers, Hyderabad Hunters and Mumbai Rockets).

Category: League.

City: New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Bangalore.

Country: India.

50 Shuttlers Auctioned For The Forthcoming Badminton League

PBL. (Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

PBL.
(Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

NEW DELHI: A list of 50 shuttlers will be up for auction for the Premier Badminton League (PBL) here on Monday, the organisers announced on Sunday.
The Mumbai Rockets franchise was taken up by Devyani Leisures Pvt. Ltd., Chennai Smashers was picked by the Wones Pvt. Ltd.,and Bengaluru Top Guns will be owned by BrandPrix Consulting Pvt. Ltd. while, Agile Security Force Pvt. Ltd. will be the owner of Hyderabad Hunters.

The League had earlier announced the Lucknow franchise (Awadh Warriors) and the Delhi team (Delhi Acers) are owned by Sahara India and Infinite Computer Solutions, respectively.

Mr. Akilesh Das Gupta.

Mr. Akilesh Das Gupta.

“I welcome all franchisees on board the Premier Badminton League. I am sure they with us will make the upcoming edition a huge success and a name to reckon with,” Badminton Association of India president and PBL chairman Akhilesh Das Gupta said in a statement.

“Tomorrow is a big day for each franchisee as each is gearing up for the all important auction. I wish all of them good luck and hope we all together create a successful Premier Badminton League 2016.”

This league will start on January 2, 2016 and the finals will be played here on January 17.

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

PBL. (Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

PBL.
(Image Courtesy: sportzwiki.com).

Saina-Nehwal

Saina Nehwal.
(Image Courtesy: www.topnews.in).

 

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.
(Image Courtesy: www.topnews.in).

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.

 

 

(Image Courtesy: Youtube.com).

Manu Attri & B. Sumeet Reddy.
(Image Courtesy: Youtube.com).

 

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.