newsbadminton4 days ago

Reports : Top-ranked Indian shuttlers opt out of Asian Team Championship

P.V.Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, and Kidambi Srikanth are among the top-ranked Indian shuttlers, who have opted out of the upcoming Asian Team Championship scheduled to be held in Malaysia from February 6 to February 11. Sai Praneeth will lead the second-string Indian team at the Championships.
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featurebadminton4 days ago

Sayali Gokhale - Breaking the glass ceiling to bring in a revolution

There is a sacred feeling once you cross past the corridor of Karnataka Badminton Association to reach the court of Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy in Bengaluru. The court is buzzing with the sweet sound of the shuttle and an anxious chatter around the court by the kids practising out there.
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newsbadminton6 days ago

Pullela Gopichand points Kidambi Srikanth’s ability to adapt to conditions as his greatest quality

Pullela Gopichand has called Kidambi Srikanth as one of the best players in the world and stating the latter's ability to adapt to different conditions is his greatest quality. Srikanth also praised his coach’s contribution by stating that Indian badminton would not have come this far without him.
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newsbadminton6 days ago

Gopichand : New service rules is advantageous for Indian players with short height.

According to the new rule, the shuttle should be below 1.15 meters from the surface of the court at the instant of being hit by the server’s racket. Pullela Gopichand is livid with the inclusion of the new service rule in all England Championship this year without testing it earlier.
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newsbadminton7 days ago

Hyderabad Hunters beat Bengaluru Blasters to become PBL champions

Hyderabad Hunters edged past Bengaluru Blasters 4-3 in a thrilling finale that went down to the wire, to lift the title in the third edition of PBL. After Hyderabad's Carolina Marin and Lee Hyun IL won their respective matches to level things at 3-3, Rankireddy and Bernadeth won the deciding match.
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featurebadminton8 days ago

PBL Analysis | Bengaluru Blasters eliminate Ahmedabad Smash Masters in five-match thriller

The Smash Masters had a memorable debut season as the side ended their campaign on Saturday losing to Bengaluru, as the tie went all the way to the final match. After Sourabh Verma and Tai Tzu Ying gave them the lead, Prannoy failed to overcome Axelsen’s challenge as ASM succumbed to a 4-3 loss.
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newsbadminton8 days ago

PBL 2018 | Bengaluru Blasters edge past Ahmedabad Smash Masters to reach final

The second semi-final between Ahmedabad and Bengaluru remained a close affair with both teams winning their trump games and a game each to keep the score 3-3 before the mixed doubles duo of Rang and Sikki eventually won the decider. Bengaluru will now face Hyderabad Hunters in the final.
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featurebadminton9 days ago

PBL 2018 | Ahmedabad and Bengaluru to square off for maiden final berth

Ahmedabad Smash Masters and Bengaluru Blasters will leave no stone unturned when they take on each other in the second semi-final of the 2018 PBL. The winner of the match will take on an in-form Hyderabad Hunters, who beat Delhi Dashers in the semi-finals yesterday, in the final of the league.
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reportbadminton9 days ago

PBL 2018 | Hyderabad Hunters secure finals spot with 3-0 win over Delhi Dashers

Hyderabad Hunters registered 3-0 win over Delhi Dashers in the first semifinal match at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, thanks to Carolina Marin and Sai Praneeth who won both the trump match of the day. In second semifinal Bengaluru Blasters will face Ahmedabad Smash Masters today in Hyderabad.
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reportbadminton10 days ago

PBL 2018 | Hyderabad Hunters beat Bengaluru Blasters; will face Delhi Dashers in semis

Hyderabad Hunters registered 6-(-1) win over Bengaluru Blasters in the last league match at Gachibowli Indoor Stadium to top the table with 20 points. The result meant that Hyderabad will face Delhi Dashers in the first semifinal clash while Bengaluru will have to take on Ahmedabad Smash Masters.
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