IBL: Know your team - Mumbai Masters

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

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 Mumbai franchise - Mumbai Masters.

Team: Mumbai Masters

Owners: Sunil Gavaskar, Nagarjuna, V Chamundeswarnath

Host Association: Maharashtra Badminton Association

Host Stadium: Sardar Vallabh Patel Stadium

Costliest player: Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) $135,000

List of players purchased in auction

Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia) $135,000

Marc Zweibler (Germany) $15,000

Vladimir Ivanov (Russia) $15,000

Tine Baun (Denmark) $30,000

Pranav Jerry Chopra (India) $36,000

Manu Attri (India) $10,000

Siki Reddy (India) $11,000

PC Thulasi (India) $10,000

Rasika Raje (India) $3,000

Sumeet Reddy (India) $7,500

Mumbai Masters schedule

Vs Banga Beats - August 14

Vs Pune Pistons - August 17

Vs Krrish Delhi Smashers - August 20

Vs Hyderabad Hotshots- August 22

Vs Lucknow warriors- August 24

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