IBL: Know your team - Banga Beats (Bangalore)

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IBL: Know your team - Banga Beats
Indian Badminton League (IBL) is a franchise-based city teams tournament which is worth $1 million. This is the richest badminton league in the world. Six teams will be seen in action from August 14 to 31, 2013. This year's is the inaugural edition of IBL. Krrish Delhi Smashers, Lucknow Warriors, Mumbai Masters, Banga Beats, Pune Pistons and Hyderabad Hotshots are the teams.

Also read: Mumbai Masters; Hyderabad Hotshots; Pune Pistons; Lucknow Warriors; Krrish Delhi Smashers

The six franchises had a purse of $275,000 to buy players in the auction, which was held a few days back in Delhi. Each team comprises of 11 players - four foreign, six Indians and one junior.

Matches will be played on home and away format in four categories - men's singles, men's doubles, women's singles and mixed doubles.

The top four will make the semi-finals. The final is scheduled for August 31 in Mumbai.

Here, get to know about Bangalore franchise - Banga Beats.

Team: Banga Beats - Bangalore

Owners: BOP Group

Host Association: Karnataka Badminton Association

Host stadium: Kanteerava Indoor Stadium

Costliest player: Parupalli Kashyap ($75,000)

Chief coach: U Vimal Kumar

List of players purchased in auction

Parupalli Kashyap (India) $75,000

Hu Yun (Hong Kong) $50,000

Carolina Marin (Spain) $10,000

Tai Tzu Ying (Chinese Taipei) $25,000

Carston Margensen (Denmark) $50,000

Akshay Dhanwalkar (India) $36,000

Aparna Balan (India) $12,000

Aditya Prakash (India) $5,000

Arvind Bhat (India) $7,500

J Meghana (India) $4,000

"Banga Beats" is an ode to that spirit and soul of sports-loving people of one of the most ethnically-diverse cities in the world! In fact, the Banga Beats logo, truly captures the mind, soul and imagination of the people of Karnataka," says the franchise.

Banga Beats schedule

Vs Mumbai Masters - August 14

Vs Lucknow Warriors - August 18

Vs Krrish Delhi Smashers - August 25

Vs Hyderabad Hotshots - August 27

Vs Pune Pistons - August 23

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