Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Venues (Cities) for IBL Season One 2013

The Indian Badminton League (IBL), which is a star-studded event of the the Badminton Association of India (BAI), will be held from 24th June to 14 July 2013 at six venues: 
  1. Delhi
  2. Mumbai
  3. Bangalore
  4. Hyderabad
  5. Pune
  6. Lucknow 

The three-week long tournament, with prize money of Rs. 5.5 crore, will feature a galaxy of international stars from China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and Denmark, along with national stars and emerging players from India.

Each franchise will have one icon player and a total of 11 players including four foreigners. Only three off-shore players will be allowed to play in a match. A tie would comprise five matches:
  1. men’s singles
  2. women’s singles
  3. men’s doubles
  4. women’s doubles
  5. mixed doubles
A team that wins three of the five matches will be declared winner. Each franchise will play a minimum of five ties. The matches will be played in the Sudirman Cup format and follow the rules and regulations of both the Badminton World Federation and BAI. The live telecast of all the 28 ties is expected to reach more than 150 countries.

(Source: The Hindu)

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