IBL: Know your team - Lucknow Warriors

IBL: Know your team - Lucknow Warriors
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: Banga Beats; Mumbai Masters; Krrish Delhi Smashers; Hyderabad Hotshots; Pune Pistons

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 Lucknow franchise - Lucknow Warriors.

Team - Lucknow Warriors

Owners: Sahara India Pariwar

Host Association: Uttar Pradesh Badminton Association

Host Stadium: Babu Banarsi Das UP Badminton Academy

Costliest player: PV Sindhu (India) $80,000

List of players bought in the auction

PV Sindhu (India) $80,000

Wei Feng Chong (Malaysia) $25,000

RMV Gurusaidutt (India) $40,000

Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Thailand) $15,000

Marcis Kido (Indonesia) $15,500

Maneepong Jongjit (Thailand) $10,000

K Srikanth (India) $34,000

Ruthvika Shivani (India) $3,000

K Maneesha (India) $26,000

Nanda Gopal (India) $10,000

Lucknow Warriors schedule

Vs Pune Pistons - August 26

Vs Krrish Delhi Smashers - August 22

Vs Mumbai Masters - August 24

Vs Banga Beats - August 18

Vs Hyderabad Hotshots - August 14

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