The Star Sports Premier Badminton League (PBL) 2017 schedule is announced by the Badminton Association of India. The league started on 1st January and will end on 14th January 2017. The first match of the 3rd season of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) 2017 took place between Hyderabad Hunters and Chennai Smashers in Hyderabad. Delhi Acers is the defending champions who won the final defeating Mumbai Rockets. Premier Badminton League 2017 has entered the semi-final stage now. Hyderabad Hunters, Mumbai Rockets, Awadhe Warriors and Chennai Smashers has reached the semi-final of the tournament.
The PBL 2017 featured top shuttlers including Rio silver medallists P.V Sindhu, Olympic champion Carolina Marin, India’s badminton star Sania Nehwal, Olympic bronze winner Viktor Axelsen of Denmark and many more high profile players. The opening match of the second season of PBL kicks off with clash between PV Sindhu’s Chennai Smashers and Carolina Marin’s Hyderabad Hunters.
Premier Badminton League PBL 2017 Schedule
|January 1||Hyderabad Hunters vs Chennai Smashers||Hyderabad|
|January 1||Bengaluru Blasters vs Delhi Acers||Hyderabad|
|January 2||Awadhe Warriors vs Hyderabad Hunters||Hyderabad|
|January 3||Bengaluru Blasters vs Chennai smashers||Mumbai|
|January 3||Delhi Acers vs Mumbai Rockets||Mumbai|
|January 4||Hyderabad Hunters vs Mumbai Rockets||Mumbai|
|January 5||Awadhe Warriors vs Delhi Acers||Lucknow|
|January 6||Awadhe Warriors vs Mumbai Rockets||Lucknow|
|January 7||Bengaluru Blasters vs Hyderabad Hunters||Bengaluru|
|January 8||Delhi Acers vs Chennai Smashers||Bengaluru|
|January 8||Bengaluru Blasters vs Mumbai Rockets||Bengaluru|
|January 9||Awadhe Warriors vs Bengaluru Blasters||Bengaluru|
|January 10||Mumbai Rockets vs Chennai Smashers||Bengaluru|
|January 11||Awadhe Warriors vs Chennai Smashers||Bengaluru|
|January 12||Delhi Acers vs Hyderabad Hunters||Delhi|
|January 13||Semi final 1: Awadhe Warriors Vs Chennai Smashers||Delhi|
|January 13||Semi final 2: Hyderabad Hunters Vs Mumbai Rockets||Delhi|
The badminton tournament will be played across India at different venues including Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, New Delhi and Lucknow. According to the PBL 2017 fixture, the first two days of the eventwill be played in Hyderabad while the two semi-finals and final are to be played in the Delhi. The auction for the Premier Badminton League (PBL) took placed on 9th November 2016. The PBL kicks off in Hyderabad on the first day of the new year and other legs of the tournament will host by Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Chennai.
In this year’s tournament, total six teams are participating – Awadhe Warriors, Bengaluru Topgun, Chennai Smashers, Delhi Acers, Hyderabad Hunters and Mumbai Rockets. The inaugural edition was named as Indian Badminton League but later it was changed to Premier Badminton League in the 2nd edition. Hyderabad Hotshots is the winner of the inaugural IBL. The introduction of the 11-point format in the second edition of the Premier Badminton League will make it more exciting.
In the opening match of PBL 2017, the Olympic gold medalist Carolina Marin will face silver medallist PV Sindhu in Hyderabad. The complete Star Sports Premier Badminton League PBL 2017 schedule and match fixtures will be updated here soon.
The entire Premier Badminton League 2017 is broadcasted live on Star Sports network while the fans also have options to watch live streaming online.
PBL 2016 Teams
|Delhi Acers||Hyderabad Hunters||Mumbai Rockets||Awadhe Warriors||Bengaluru Topguns||Chennai Smashers|
|Ajay Jayaram||Siril Verma||Prannoy Kumar||B. Sai Praneeth||Anand Pawar||Brice Leverdez|
|Rajiv Ouseph||Parupalli Kashyap||R.M.V. Gurusaisdutt||Sourabh Verma||Sameer Verma||Sony Dwi Kuncoro|
|Tommy Sugiarto||Lee Chong Wei||Ruthwika Gadde||S. Tanongsak||K. Srikanth||Simon Santoso|
|P. C. Thulasi||Supanida Katethong||Han Li||Saina Nehwal||Suo Di||P.V. Sindhu|
|Shikha Gautam||K. Nandagopal||Liu Zi Die||G. Vrushali||B. Sumeeth Reddy||Sri Krishna Priya|
|Akshay Dewalkar||R. Satwik Sai Raj||Manu Attri||Cai Yun||Tan Boon Heong||Pranav Chopra|
|Koo Kien Keat||Markis Kido||Chayut Triyachart||Hendra Gunawan||Koo Kien Keat||Chris Adcock|
|Tan Boon Heong||Carsten Mogensen||Vladimir Ivanov||Bodin Isara||Joachim Fischer Nielsen||Toby Ng|
|Aparna Balan||Jwala Gutta||Mathias Boe||K. Maneesha||Robert Blair||N. Sikki Reddy|
|Gabrielle Adcock||J. Meghana||Kamilla Rytter Juhl||Christinna Pedersen||Ashwini Ponnappa||Pia Zebadiah Bernadeth|