IBL to be held in September

The second edition of the cash-rich Indian Badminton League will be held in September, Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta said on Saturday.T

“Indian badminton is growing by leaps and bounds, we have the India Super Series next week, then the Thomas and Cup in May.

Also there is the Commonwealth Games in Scotland and then the second edition of IBL will be held in September,” Das Gupta said.

BAI General Secretary, Vijay Sinha said: “The final decision will be taken within a week after a meeting with the IBL governing council.” “It is a hectic year with Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, so we are trying to schedule it after the Asian Games,” he said.

The inaugural edition of the IBL took place from August 14 to 31 last year, in which six teams participated with Saina Nehwal-led Hyderabad Hotshots claiming the title ahead of the PV Sindhu-led Awadhe Warriors.

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