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The 2014 Indian Badminton League will be held from September 30 to Oct 15 (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 01 April 2014
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After a successful run last year, the Indian Badminton League (IBL) Governing Council announced that this year's IBL will be held from September 30 to October 15.

This year, the IBL allows its franchisees to strengthen their teams by having 11 players in the rosters last year to up to 13 players this year. Furthermore, each franchisee can pick two more players who can be either from India or from foreign countries, with the hope that this would intensify the competition.Trophy for Indian Badminton League

 

Imogen Bankier won 2 badminton doubles titles at French International (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 31 March 2014
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Imogen Bankier won the women's doubles titles and the mixed doubles (with Robert Blair) at the French International in Orleans on Sunday.
They won the championship last year and they are now rank no 15 in the world.It was the third three-game victory for Blair and Bankier, having beaten Patrick Buhl and Rikke Hansen of Denmark 21-17 19-21 21-15 in the second round and knocking out Dutch third seeds Jorrit De Ruiter and Samantha Barning 18-21 21-12 21-14 in the semi-finals.
They defeated Niclas Nohr and Sara Thygesen from Denmark with 21-13 19-21 21-18 in a thrilling 58-minute game.

 

Indonesia's Thomas and Uber Cup squads are ready (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 31 March 2014
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Indonesia has announced a list of players that will represent the country in the Thomas Cup, and Uber Cup, which will be held in New Delhi, India, from May 18 to 25.

The list that released by The Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI), includes 30 players, comprising eight men's singles players and five men's doubles pairs with the Uber Cup team made up of six singles and four doubles pairs.Indonesia's Thomas Cup and Uber Cup are the strongest in years.

 

Sourabh Verma loses in final of Malaysia Grand Prix Gold (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 30 March 2014
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 Sourabh Varma's spectacular run was stopped by a heart-shattering loss in the final of the Yonex-Sunrise Malaysia Grand Prix Gold Badminton at the Stadium Perbandaran Pasir Gudang in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on Sunday. Sourabh Varma is a rising star for India

It was so near yet so far for Varma, who lost a close men's singles final against Simon Santoso. The 15th seeded Indonesian rallied back strongly to halt the giant-killing run of Varma with a 15-21, 21-16, 21-19 win in a match which lasted for 69 minutes. 

 

Goh V Shem/Khim Wah Failed to Win Yonex-Sunrise GP Gold Men's Doubles Title

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 30 March 2014
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PASIR GUDANG, March 30 -- Malaysian men's doubles pair Goh V Shem/Lim Khim Wah failed to shine at the most appropriate time, losing 17-21, 20-22 to Danny Bawa Chrisnanta/Chayut Triyachart from Singapore in the final of the Yonex Sunrise Malaysia Grand Prix Gold, here Sunday.Champions fall to Singapore's Danny-Chayut as Malaysia end up with nothing

The duo who had won the 2014 Malaysian Open Super Series in January failed to produce a performance that was worthy of the title and lost the first game 17-21.

 

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