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newsbadminton4 years ago

PBL 2018 | Awadhe Masters churn out a hard-fought victory against Ahmedabad Smash Masters

After Prannoy and Tai set up Ahmedabad for a tie-breaker with their respective wins over Srikanth and Nehwal, Nandagopal and Reginald failed to grasp the opportunity. Ahmedabad had a great chance to win the match but Sourabh Verma squandered five match points against Kashyap.
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newsbadminton4 years ago

Chennai Smashers to play Awadhe Warriors in PBL opener

The third edition of the Premier Badminton League will be started with PV Sindhu's Chennai Smashers locking horns with Saina Nehwal's Awadhe Warriors on December 23 in Guwahati. North Eastern Warriors will take on Carolina Marin's Hyderabad Hunters on the next day of the league.
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newsbadminton5 years ago

Indian badminton players criticize PBL's eleven point system

Indian ace PV Sindhu has been critical of the eleven point format, currently used in the PBL, stating that the players don't get enough time to strategize in the short format. Other Indian players Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gutta had also said that the new system is not as effective as the longer one.
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newsbadminton5 years ago

Saina Nehwal : I could have won against Marin

Saina Nehwal's outing at the PBL yesterday ended up being mixed bag - her team Awadhe Warriors ended up winning, but she lost to Hyderabad's Carolina Marin in straight sets. The ex-World No.1, however, is happy about the match practice from the league as he sets her sights on a comeback to the top.
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newsbadminton5 years ago

PBL 2017 | Awadhe Warriors – Fixtures, Schedule, Players List

After losing in the final and in the semis of the last two editions of the PBL, the Awadhe Warriors will be hoping to go the distance this time around. The Lucknow-based franchise will be led by Saina Nehwal once again as she looks to get back to her best after a season troubled by injuries.
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newsbadminton5 years ago

PBL will not affect Saina Nehwal's fitness, says coach Vimal Kumar

Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal's coach Vimal Kumar has said that she will not be strained in any way by playing in the upcoming Premier Badminton League event. Saina had played through an injury in last year's PBL, which was widely seen as a reason for her poor show at the Rio Olympics.
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newsbadminton5 years ago

PBL Auction | Sindhu beats Saina in the price race while Carolina Marin most expensive player

Chennai Smashers paid Rs 39 lakh to keep Indian ace P.V. Sindhu at the franchise while her Indian compatriot, Saina Nehwal's services were also retained by the Awadhe Warriors for just Rs 33 lakh. Carolina Marin stole the show when Hyderabad Hunters shelled out Rs 61.5 lakh for the Olympic champion.
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newsbadminton6 years ago

Premier Badminton League auction begins - Saina for Lucknow, Chong Wei in Hyderabad

Superstars Saina Nehwal and Lee Chong Wei were picked up by the Lucknow and Hyderabad franchises respectively in a special pre-auction bidding for the newly re-christened PBL on Sunday. P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were the top draws for a whopping $95,000 and $80,000 respectively today at the main auctions.
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