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Pro masters badminton league set to enthrall badminton lovers

BALBIR SINGH | December 12, 2019 11:43 AM

CHANDIGARH:Pro Masters Badminton League will provide three days of explosive and capturing badminton to all badminton lovers soon.  The league matches will be conducted at Sector 38, Sports Complex,Chandigarh, from 13th December 13 to 15 under the auspices of Badminton Association of India and Chandigarh Badminton Association.

PMBL is a league created by devoted lovers of the game, to bring to lime light, once again, the masters of the past.  Vijay Sharma,   K. Lakshman, JBS VIdyadhar, UVN Babu, Neelima Chowdary and Manjiri Moktali are the people in getting this league started. Going with the theme “A player never ages – just gains supreme expertise”, PMBL aims to provide an arena to those stalwarts of the game who have carried the national flag proudly in international tournaments, as well as former national level players, from every nook of the country.  These ‘Real Masters’ of the sport will clash in the PMBL arena with a mighty display of world class skill , varied array of stroke-play , strategic game plans and fierce competitiveness.  The clashes, which hold the promise of being legendary, will still be in an atmosphere of camaraderie, with a reunion of old friends and rivals !

Around 120 International and National Masters players like Harjit Singh, Amrish Shinde, J.B.S.Vidyadhar, Shrikant Bakshi, Jasheel Ismail, Jason Xavier, Vijay Lancy, Sanave Thomas, Ajit Umarani, Neelima Chowdary, Deepthi CH and Many more are participating in this Mega Badminton event.

 Hosted in a city with a glorious history,Chandigarh , this event, held at Sports Complex, Sector 38, promises a dazzling display of masterful badminton.  Badminton lovers will get to see the best of the best players over the years, exhibiting their classic stroke play and deft footwork.  This masterly display of the game will encourage many young badminton lovers to imbibe classic techniques.  This event will a grand visual treat for all lovers of the game, from every class of society, giving everyone a totally free opportunity to see a galaxy of stars in action, all in one place.

 Embodying the very spirit of sportsmanship, 6 dynamic teams will be participating in this league tournament.  The teams competing are Wristy Masters, Shining Stars, Maratha Warriors , Himalayan Snow Leopards , Sunrisers Hyderabad and Hyderabad Warriors.  The teams will clash with each other multiple times in this league format with over 100 matches taking place in 3 days.  The tournament format includes 75+, 80+, 90+, 100+and 110+ Mens doubles, as well as, 75+ and 80+ mixed doubles. All the matches will be officiated by BAI referee and National umpires.   Mr. Kumar would be match controller.  The event will be graced by the illustrious presence of Mr. Mahajan , Vice President, BAI, , Event Secretary BAI and other officials from BAI.

 Organizers of PMBL, along with enthusiastic players and dynamic owners, have left no stone unturned to make this event a complete ‘Celebration of Badminton’.   The Grand prize of Rs. 6 lakhs to the winning team and Rs. 3 lakhs for runners-up adds a touch of spice and ups the level of competitiveness.  The fierce competition has already begun with a very lively auction held on November 18 , in Hyderabad under the guidance of Mr. Prasad, in which owners actively scooped up their preferred players. The total auction amount was over 3 lakh per team.

 The event will be graced by the illustrious presence of Mr. Mahajan, Secretary Chandigarh association, Mr Tejdeep Singh Director Sports Chandigarh,  Mr. Sujoy Chowdhary ED, IOCL, Mr. Singhania Secretary BAI and other officials from BAI.

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