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PBL: Delhi dashes to semifinal with comfortable win

Delhi Dashers made it to the last four of the Vodafone Premier Badminton League championship with an emphatic 4-1 win over North Eastern Warriors to finish the league with 15 points at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here on Thursday night.Warriors was...

PBL: Fruitful journey for Indonesia’s veteran duo

Markis Kido and Hendra Setiawan of Indonesia, gold medallists at Beijing 2008, are still going strong in doubles at the age of 33. Source link

Axelsen: ‘It has been a tough and exciting PBL so far’

World champion and Bengaluru Blasters star player, Viktor Axelsen, says that his team is first targetting the semifinal berth in the third edition of the PBL as it enters the final-leg commencing at the Gachibowli Stadium here on Wednesday.Speaking...

PBL: Ahmedabad ‘smashes’ its way past Mumbai to seal semis berth

True to its name, Ahmedabad Smash Masters smashed Mumbai Rockets’ hopes of entering the knockouts as it won 5-0 in the final league match for both the teams at the Premier Badminton League at the Nehru Indoor Stadium here...

Hope Sindhu-Marin rivalry lasts forever, says Fernando Rivas

Fernando Rivas, the coach of reigning Olympic and former world champion Carolina Marin for about a decade, said it would be unwise to write off Chinese domination in world badminton.“I look at that only as a gap. They are...

India’s U-17 shuttlers brushing shoulders with PBL’s best

The Premier Badminton League (PBL) has a new feature this season. All teams have selected an u-17 Indian player who gets to be with the team for the entire season. “It’s a special experience,” says Vijay Prabhakar, owner of...

Chennai Smashers ‘trumps’ Bengaluru Blasters, but out of PBL race

Bengaluru Blasters won three out of the five matches but lost the tie 2-3 by virtue of going down in its trump match, in a Premier Badminton League encounter at the Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Monday. While...

PBL 2017: PV Sindhu stars in Chennai Smashers’ maiden win at home

Trump card H. S. Prannoy had set himself up nicely with three match-point opportunities in the third game. A win would have effectively sealed the tie for the Ahmedabad Smash Masters and helped the team climb to the...

PBL: For Indian coaches, it’s a learning experience

Even as a galaxy of badminton stars descend on the country in the first month of every year for the Premier Badminton League (PBL), the excitement amidst the fringe players and coaches reach a crescendo as the 20-day...

Sindhu reveals her success mantra

Expectations have sky-rocketed since her Rio Olympics silver medal and P. V. Sindhu says the only way to handle the huge responsibility is to practice till she achieves perfection in all her strokes.“Since the Rio Olympics, the expectations...

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Afghanistan beat Sri Lanka to seal quarter-final berth

Afghanistan Under-19 284 for 7 (Zadran 86, Ikram Ali 55, Rasooli 63) beat Sri Lanka Under-19 202 (Daniel 48, Naveen-ul-Haq 4-35) by 32 runs...

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