Exclusive! Thomas Cup triumph one of the biggest ever wins for Indian badminton: Pullela Gopichand

The Indian men’s badminton team made history in Bangkok, Thailand on Sunday (May 15) when they clinched their first Thomas Cup title after defeating 14-time champions Indonesia 3-0 in the final. It was a dominant performance by India in the all-important clash at the summit as they clinched the final with three games won. India … Read more

Icon players Mithun Manjunath, Prakash Raj, Sai Prateek fetch full price at Grand Prix Badminton League auction

The highly anticipated Grand Prix Badminton League (GPBL) is set to kick off in a few weeks at the Karnataka Badminton Association (KBA) hall in Bengaluru. The star-studded inaugural edition of GPBL will be held from July 1st to 10th at the famous KBA Hall, MG Road, Bengaluru. The ambitious league, exclusively for badminton players … Read more

Write-off shuttler B Sai Praneeth at your own peril!

B Sai Praneeth is India’s leading shuttle and is currently ranked 19th in the world. After a string of strong performances until 2019 when he won a bronze medal at the World Championships, he went through a slump in form and tried his best to get out of that phase. Watching China’s three-time Olympic champion … Read more

thomas cup: Exclusive: I’d love someone like SS Rajamouli to make a film on our Thomas Cup win: Badminton champ Kidambi Srikanth

For a brief visit to Bengaluru, where he attended the launch of the first Karnataka-focused badminton league, Kidambi Srikanth spoke about recently winning the Thomas Cup and his plans to give back to the sport in the long term. excerpts… What do you think of the introduction of a country-specific badminton league that also has … Read more

Grand Prix Badminton League Launched With PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, HS Prannoy as Mentors

Top Indian shuttles such as two-time Olympic medalist PV Sindhu, former world No. 1 Kidambi Srikanth, World Championship bronze medalist B. Sai Praneeth, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponappa, Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and HS Prannoy will act as mentors to the eight franchises who will be battling for honor at the inaugural edition of the Grand … Read more

H.S. Prannoy on India’s Thomas Cup victory

In recent years, Olympic medalists Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu have written the narration for Indian Badminton. But the men’s team added to the laurels earlier this month when they won the Thomas Cup, known as the World Cup of Badminton. On May 15, the Indian team defeated Denmark in the semifinals and overwhelmed 14-time … Read more

Aparna Popat after India’s Thomas Cup win: ‘Inspiration is gender independent

It’s been a wonderful week for Indian sport. First it was the villains who did the unthinkable to unseat 14-time champions Indonesia and win the country’s first-ever Thomas Cup title, and then Nikhat Zareen made us all doubly proud by breaking the stereotypes and eliminated her opponents to win world championship gold in women’s boxing. … Read more

Nagpur, Raipur set to get BWF International Challenge badminton tournaments soon

If all goes well, Nagpur and Raipur will soon host International Challenge badminton tournaments. The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Friday sent a formal application to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) asking for approval from the world governing body of the sport. Bids for Nagpur and Raipur have been submitted to the BWF, which … Read more

Pullela Gopichand launches coffee table book ‘The Poona Game’ as part of PDMBA’s 75th anniversary celebration

The Poona District and Metropolitan Badminton Association (PDMBA) launched a commemorative illustrated book entitled “The Poona Game” with the virtual presence of badminton legend Pullela Gopichand. The event took place in Pune on Tuesday. The book aims to honor the 150 years of the game being born in the city and to mark its own … Read more

Badminton’s History Makers: The Push To Podium

A glorious cross-court smash by Kidambi Srikanth sealed the moment of joy for the blue billion. This was perhaps the most important point of Srikanth’s entire career, the win came 23-21. Celebrations broke out in the Impact Arena. The entire team danced with joy and the Indian fans in the tricolor bathed in the ring. … Read more