Bengaluru, Jan 13: Season 2 of Premier Badminton League (PBL) started its campaign on January 1, Sunday. The tournament consists of 6 teams representing six cities Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Delhi and Awadh. (Chennai win PBL 2017 title)
The opening ceremony was held at Hyderabad and the semi-finals and the final will be held in the national capital Delhi.
The tournament can boast of having some of the best players of the game from around the world. Rio Olympics gold medalist Carolina Marin has been roped in by Hyderabad Hunters. Among the notable Indian names, PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal, Jwala Gutta, Kidambi Srikanth will be in action this time.
Here is the Points Table of PBL 2017 (Updated till January 12, end of league phase)
|1||Awadhe Warriors (Q)||5||11||5||0||21|
|2||Mumbai Rockets (Q)||5||12||4||1||19|
|3||Chennai Smashers (Q)||5||8||5||0||18|
|4||Hyderabad Hunters (Q)||5||10||3||2||14|
Top 4 teams qualify for the semi-finals
Each tie will have 5 matches (Men's Singles 1, Men's Doubles, Women's Singles, Mixed Doubles and Men's Singles 2. There is no Women's Doubles match)
RMW - Regular Matches Won (+1 points)
TMW - Trump Matches Won (+2 points)
TML - Trump Matches Lost (-1 point)
(Q) - Qualified for semi-finals