New Delhi, August 06, 2022: Premier Badminton League (PBL) is all set for a much-awaited comeback with season 6, scheduled from December 17 to January 14.
PBL is among the world’s prime badminton leagues, which is organised by SportzLive—the official license holder of the league beneath the aegis of the Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI).
The upcoming version of the league will as soon as once more deliver thrilling world-class badminton motion to the followers after a break of two years, owing to the pandemic.
“We’re thrilled with the return of PBL. It’s an important a part of Indian badminton and has contributed to progress of the game within the nation. It has offered a much-needed platform for our younger gamers to showcase their expertise on such an enormous international platform, and its return is way awaited by all the badminton fraternity,” mentioned Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, President of Badminton Affiliation of India.
Premier Badminton League has emerged because the gamechanger for Indian badminton since its inception in 2016.
“Indian shuttlers have massively benefitted from PBL whereas enjoying alongside the world’s best gamers. The budding gamers have grown in confidence and experiences whereas interacting and I firmly imagine the league will give a robust platform to BAI to create much more bench energy within the coming occasions,” mentioned Sanjay Mishra, Secretary, BAI.
The league has witnessed participation of world’s largest names within the final 5 seasons comparable to Indian stars Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth in addition to the Olympic champion Carolina Marin, Viktor Axelsen, Tai Tzu-Ying and Lee Chong Wei amongst others.
“It was a tricky interval for all of us. We’re lucky sufficient to have been liked by the folks and their love makes this league one of many largest occasions within the badminton world. For the reason that begin of the league to right now’s date, the extent of the sport has gone up immensely in India. We’re dedicated to creating badminton in India and thus, delighted to announce the return of Premier Badminton League. We promise the identical degree of breathtaking motion for the followers via this season,” mentioned Prasad Mangipudi, Managing Director of SportzLive.
The return of Premier Badminton League, particularly following Thomas Cup and Commonwealth Video games medals, will certainly catapult Indian badminton followers and the curiosity for the sport within the nation.