Badminton News: The first season of the Indian Grand Prix Badminton League has been postponed, keeping in mind the international calendar and the upcoming Junior Ranking Tournament in Panchkula, the organizers announced on Tuesday (6/21).
The league which was originally scheduled to run from July 1-10 will now be held from August 12-21 in different Indian cities.
“Considering the best interests of the players fighting for ranking points, we have moved the GPBL to August when there are no major badminton tournament matchups,” said Prashanth Reddy, CEO of Bitsport and league commissioner, GPBL in a statement.
“This period will also give the organizing committee and the franchise more time to strengthen their position both financially and physically to prepare the team.”
Teams competing include Bengaluru Lions, Mangalore Sharks, Mandya Bulls, Mysore Panthers, Malnad Falcons, Bandipur Tuskers, KGF Wolves and Kodagu Tigers.
The team will be mentored by the nation’s biggest stars of Hindustan including PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa, Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and HS Prannoy.
A total of Rs 60 lakh or around 1.2 billion rupees will be offered, with the winner taking home the prize of Rs 24 lakh or around 480 million rupees.
In addition to Badminton League Grand Prix, India has also successfully organized a team competition outside Badminton World Federation (BWF) called India Premier Badminton League (PBL) which offers fantastic prizes every season reaching dozens of billion rupees that attract top players to participate such as Lee Chong Wei. , Hendra Setiawan, Lee Yong Dae, Tai Tzu Ying, Carolina Marin and Loh Kean Yew.
Tags: Badminton League Grand Prix, Premier Badminton League, India
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