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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!


Dabur buys Pune Vijetas – PVP buys Hyderabad Hotshots

There is more IBL news coming out now with the owners of two more teams identified.

Dabur - Pune Vijetas Franchise Owner

Dabur – Pune Vijetas Franchise Owner

Dabur has purchased Pune Vijetas and PVP Ventures have been announced as the owners of Hyderabad Hotshots.

We already had rumours that Sahara has purchased Lucknow Warriors and Ness Wadia has purchased Mumbai Masters. There is also rumours that Sachin Tendulkar might but one of the teams, most probably Mumbai Masters. Lets wait and see..


Lets see who gets Karnataka Kings and who gets Rajdhani Smashers.

Stay Tuned

McCann World Group selected as Creative Agency for IBL

McCann World Group won the rights to handle the creative work for IBL 2013, with its Delhi team taking care of servicing the IBL related creative needs.

McCann already handles various sporting properties of the Star Sports group such as the test cricket as well as all its wresting related content. It also handles Mumbai Indians and the Hockey Indian League.

It is widely believed that McCann will add a lot of variety into a league of this size and make a difference. Go McCann team…good luck to you.

Shuttle Express – IBL School Progamme launched in India

The Indian Badminton League has started a new programme called Shuttle Express which aims at promoting badminton at school level across the country and to become the biggest school badminton championships in the world.

IBL School Programme - Shuttle Express

IBL School Programme – Mumbai Leg – 2013

This programme is officially called IBLSP (Indian Badminton League School Progamme) and is backed by top Indian badminton stars such as Saina Nehwal, Gopichand, P.V. Sindhu, Ashwini Ponnappa, Jwala Gutta and Parupalli Kashyap.


As a part of the IBLSP, there will be an intra school competition from 12th to 14th of July, 2013, followed by the finals between 28th and 31st of August, coinciding with the IBL finals scheduled for 31st of August, 2013.

Top Indian shuttlers will visit the home towns of each of the six teams participating in IBL 2013 and interact with over five lakh students from the 120 schools in these cities.

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Badminton Tournaments in August 2013

Badminton Tournaments in August 2013 are listed below:

Bangalore, Karnataka: All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament (Under 17 and Under 19) – from 5th to 10th August, 2013 (Qualifying on 5th and 6th August, 2013)

IBL at New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Lucknow: Indian Badminton League – 1 matches in multiple cities from 14th August to 31st August, 2013.

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu State Sub-Junior Badminton Championship (Under 13 and 15) at Coimbatore from August 17th to 21st, 2013.

Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu Junior Inter District and State Badminton Championship (Under 17 and 19) at Trichy from August 23rd to 26th, 2013.

Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu: Tamil Nadu Senior Inter District and State Badminton Championship  at Dharmapuri from August 27th to 31st, 2013.

A list of all badminton tournaments in India in 2013 is available here