New Delhi, Dec 20: Season 2 of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) has been scheduled to be held from January 1-14, 2017 with Hyderabad hosting the opening games and Delhi the finale. (PBL Points Table)
Matches on the first two days of the event, that feature six franchise teams, would be organised in Hyderabad while the two semi-finals and final are to be played in the capital, as per the official website of PBL.
Hyderabad will take on Chennai in the opening round-robin encounter while it would be Hyderabad against hosts Delhi on January 12 to conclude the preliminary phase.
The schedule (First match starts at 6.30 PM IST on all days, followed by the second)
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Jan 1 (Hyderabad): Hyderabad Hunters beat Chennai Smashers 4-3
Bengaluru Blasters beat Delhi Acers 4-3
Jan 2 (Hyderabad): Awadhe Warriors (Lucknow) beat Hyderabad 5-0
Jan 3 (Mumbai): Chennai beat Bengaluru 5-0
Mumbai beat Delhi 6/-1
Jan 4 (Mumbai): Mumbai beat Hyderabad 2-1
Jan 5 (Lucknow): Lucknow beat Delhi 6/-1
Jan 6 (Lucknow): Mumbai beat Lucknow 4-3
Jan 7 (Bengaluru): Hyderabad beat Bengaluru 4-3
Jan 8 (Bengaluru): Delhi beat Chennai 5-2
Mumbai beat Bengaluru 4-1
Jan 9 (Bengaluru): Lucknow beat Bengaluru 4-3
Jan 10 (Bengaluru): Chennai beat Mumbai 4-1
Jan 11 (Bengaluru): Chennai beat Lucknow 4-3
Jan 12 (Delhi): Hyderabad beat Delhi 5-2
Jan 14 (Delhi): FINAL - Chennai beat Mumbai 4-3
Note: Matches in Chennai were shifted to Bengaluru
Top Indian players in the league
PV Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and B Sumeeth Reddy (Chennai Smashers)
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth (Awadhe Warriors)
Jwala Gutta (Delhi Acers)
Ajay Jayaram (Mumbai Rockets)
Sai Praneeth and Sameer Verma (Hyderabad Hunters)
Saurabh Verma (Bengaluru Blasters)
Rs 6 crore up for grabs as cash prize and a total player salary purse of 12 crore for the 2-week league.
Current Olympic champion Carolina Marin is the costliest buy with Rs 61.5 lakh (Hyderabad Hunters)
Kidambi Srikanth received the highest amount by an Indian shuttler with Rs 51 lakh.
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