Inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) Started off at New Delhi.
The first season of the Indian Badminton League (IBL), the richest tournament of badminton in the world, started on August 14, 2013 at New Delhi. The Indian Badminton League is the franchise based league proposed by Badminton Association of India (BAI). The league will include Indian as well as foreign badminton players.
The opening ceremony of the event took place at Delhi on 13 August 2013 and the final will be held at Mumbai on 31 August 2013. The semi-final matches will take place at Bangalore and Hyderabad.
Some Important Points About Indian Badminton League (IBL):
- Deepika Padukone and Aamir Khan are the brand ambassadors of the Indian Badminton League (IBL).
- The franchise cities include Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Nagpur and Lucknow.
- The six teams at the inaugural IBL are Krrish Delhi Smashers, Pune Pistons, Banga Beats (Bangalore), Awadhe Warriors (Lucknow),Hyderabad Hotshots and Mumbai Masters. Each franchise will consist of 11 players- 4 foreign, 6 Indians and 1 junior Indian.
- The overall prize money of the event is 1 million US dollar. This is the richest tournament of badminton in the world.