IBL 2013 Schedule and Time Table - Indian Badminton League
IBL 2013 Schedule - The inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League kicks-off on August 14. The country's leading shuttlers will get a chance to showcase their skills against the world's best players in the 18-day tournament across different cities.
Malaysia's World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei of Mumbai Masters leads the challenge, while India's Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will don the colours of her home team, Hyderabad Hotshots.
Each of the six teams in the tournament have four foreign and six Indian players.
International stars will make beeline for this league. This league is schedule from 14 August 2013 – 31 August 2013. Opening Ceremony will be at Delhi on 13 August 2013 and Final at Mumbai on 31 August 2013. Semi finals will be held at Hyderabad and Bangalore.
Indian players Parupalli Kashyap was sold to Banga Beats for $75,000 and P V Sindhu to Lucknow Warriors for $80,000. Vietnamese player Tinh Minh Nyugen was sold to Pune for $44,000. Doubles specialist Indian players Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were bought below their base price of $50,000. Jwala sold to Delhi for $31,000 and Ashwini to Pune for just $25,000. However, IBL has announced that both the players will get compensation of $19,000 and $25,000 respectively.