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Hidayat says it`s 50-50 against Pune (pic)

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Published: 18 August 2013
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 Mumbai: Former Olympic and World champion Taufik Hidayat on Sunday said all the teams in the Indian Badminton League are evenly matched and that he expects a good fight against Pune franchise.

"It is (Pune) a good team in singles, mixed doubles and doubles. But we have a chance to win on Monday. It is 50:50, but we will do our best," Hidayat told reporters here, adding that all the six teams in the league are strong.
The three-time Asian Games gold medallist said IBL is slowly gaining popularity and feels it will motivate youngsters.Taufik Hidayat playing in Indian Badminton League
"This is the first time for Indian Badminton League. It`s quite good. So many top players are coming in like Lee Chong Wei. So many foreign players are coming. The crowd is good. It`s growing. Mostly it`s cricket (in India) but now badminton is also catching up. That is why I am happy to be coming to India and playing," he said.
Hidayat said he has been impressed by some of the Indian players like Parupalli Kashyap, Ajay Jayram, Pranav Chopra and added that the women`s badminton is also coming good, especially P V Sindhu, who won bronze in the recent World Championship.
The six-time Indonesian Open winner said this would be the last time he would participating in the IBL and also ruled out the possibility of coaching the Indonesian side.

Indian Badminton League, Day 4: Banga Beats thrashes Awadhe Warriors 4-1 (pic)

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Published: 18 August 2013
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 In yet another fascinating day of IBL, we have seen some excellent matches, sets and rallies. In today’s tie Banga Beats thrashed Awadhe Warriors 4-1 in the tie. PV Sindhu was the biggest disappointment of the day, as she lost to Marin 21-16, 21-13 in straight sets. Kashap playing in Indian Badminton League

Banga Beats defeat Awadhe Warriors 4-1 
Match 5: Carsten/Marin beats Kido/Maneesha 20-21 21-16 11-8
In the final match of the day, Kido and Maneesha a mix-doubles pair of Awadhe Warriors managed to win a breathtaking first set by 21-10. In the second, pair of Carsten and Marin of Banga Beats pulled one back by winning the set 21-16. In the third and final set of 11 points Carsten and Marin won it 11-8 by using their experience. It means Banga Beats thrashed the home side Awadhe Warriors by 4-1. 
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Lee Chong Wei to skip Lucknow leg too, to play in Mumbai (pic)

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Published: 18 August 2013
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 The Indian badminton fans’ wait to see World No. 1 and World Championships runner-up, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in action in India will continue for a couple of days more.

Contrary to reports that Chong Wei would arrive in India on August 16 ahead of the second leg of the Indian Badminton League, the Malaysian will land in Mumbai on Saturday and play from the Mumbai leg.
Co-owner of Mumbai Masters, V Chamundeshwarnath, told dna on Friday that Chong Wei will be playing from the Mumbai leg. “He will not play the Lucknow leg,” Chamundeshwarnath confirmed.Lee Chong Wei
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Chong Wei back in training

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Published: 16 August 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei began his first day of training – albeit a light session – at Stadium Juara in Bukit Kiara Thursday.

This is to show that he’s ready to move on from the disappointment of his controversial loss at the World Championships in Guangzhou on Sunday.

Chong Wei went down in the final to his nemesis Lin Dan of China 21-16, 13-21, 17-20 (rtd) in an anti-climactic ending, which saw the top seed struggling to find his footing, especially in the second game, when the air-conditioner was allegedly switched off.

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) Thursday denied that the air-conditioner had been switched off during the match.

Towards the last few points at the end of the final, a dehydrated Chong Wei suffered cramps on his quadriceps and stomach, thus forcing him to throw in the towel.

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Indian Badminton League (IBL) Day 2 highlights: Saina Nehwal beats Pusarla Venkata Sindhu; Hyderabad Hotshots, Mumbai Masters win (pic)

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Published: 16 August 2013
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New Delhi:  Saina Nehwal's Hyderabad Hotshots beat PV Sindhu's Awadhe Warriors 3-2 in first match on second day of the inaugural Indian Badminton League. Mumbai Masters beat Banga Beats 3-2 in the second match of the day. Catch all the IBL Day 2 highlights here:
The inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League now moves to Lucknow, which will host the six teams on August 17, 18.
01:10 (IST) Results of the day: Indian Badminton League - Telugu movie star Nagarjuna, co-owner of the Mumbai Masters, looked pleased as punch and enjoyed his time with the fans and supporters at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.
Mumbai Masters (MM) beat Banga Beats (BB) 3-2

Men's singles: Vladimir Ivanov (MM) beat P Kashyap (BB) 21-18 21-18.
Women's singles: Tai Tzu Ying (BB) beat Tine Baun (MM) 21-17 21-18.
Men's doubles: Carsten Mogensen/Akshay Dewalkar (BB) beat Pranav Chopra/Manu Attri (MM) 21-13 21-12.
Men's singles: Marc Zwiebler (MM) beat Yun Hu (BB) 17-21 21-17 11-7.


Mixed doubles: Vladimir Ivanov/Sikki Reddy (MM) beat Akshay Dewalkar/Aparna Balan (BB) 21-18 21-19.
Hyderabad Hotshots (HH) beat Awadhe Warriors (AW) 3-2:

Men's singles: Tanongsak (HH) beats Gurusaidutt (AW) 15-21 21-14 11-9.

Women's singles: Saina Nehwal (HH) beat PV Sindhu (AW) 21-19 21-8.

Men's doubles: Markis Kido/Mathias Boe (AW) beat VS Goh/KW Lim (HH) 21-14 21-20.

Men's singles: K Srikanth (AW) beat Ajay Jayaram (HH) 21-17 21-19.
Mixed doubles: V Shem Goh/Pradnya Gadre (HH) beat Marcis Kido/Sapsiree (AW) 21-9 19-21 11-8.

01:02 (IST) Player of the match, Vladimir Ivanov, who pockets USD 500, said: "Our best is still to come. We won today without World No.1 Lee Chong Wei, I'm sure we can beat every team, once he is fit to play for us."

01:00 (IST) After the loss to Mumbai Masters, Banga Beats icon player Parupalli Kashyap said: "I congratulate Mumbai. It is just the starting game for us, I'm sure we'll get positive results. Credit goes to Ivanov. Enjoyed the crowd support, hope they travel with us everywhere."
00:49 (IST) Mixed Doubles: Mumbai Masters' Vladimir Ivanov/Sikki Reddy beat Banga Beats' A Dewalkar/Aparna Balan 21-18 21-19 in final match. Mumbai Masters beat Banga Beats 3-2.

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