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Thread: Indian Badminton League (IBL)
08-13-2013, 07:17 PM #494
2cents, you answered your own question with the first sentence.
08-13-2013, 10:58 PM #495
And seriously though... I am sorry but I am kind of fed up with all this "this concept is gonna fail for sure" .....Well...some said directly and some said indirectly ....But nobody ever even gave a chance for the tournament to start to see how it goes....All the 30 pages discussion in this thread seemed like how to undermine the tournament and seemed like nobody even cares about what it brings to the table at the end of the day....Well..yeah, I accept that the management had it's fair share of flaws with no clear information and some over the top boasting of itself, but people are only seeing them but not actually looking at the big picture....Well, if the tournament and the concept really fails..the you can freely say it has flopped, but if you read from the start of this thread it seemed like people wanted it to flop even before it started....
Well whatever, my rant is over, so take care.....
08-14-2013, 12:27 AM #496
CBSL is the only one sounds like a subjective show for local pop stars, instead of objective sports competition .
08-14-2013, 06:58 AM #497
exactly what I want to know
Is India really interested in badminton? IBL will give us the answer
These are heady days for Indian badminton. Three players reached the quarterfinals in the recent World Championships – with PV Sindhu winning bronze in the women’s singles. Sindhu beat the defending champion Yihan Wang on her way to the semi-finals, while P Kashyap beat World No 6 Yun Hu before falling in the quarter-finals in a tight match.
If there was one disappointment, it was Saina Nehwal’s defeat in the quarterfinals, which meant a World Championship medal continues to elude her. Nehwal, though, has been hampered by injuries this year and as her fitness goes, so does her confidence, explained journalist Abhijeet Kulkarni.
“Somewhere since the London Olympics, she has suffered quite a few injuries and that has affected her confidence,” he said. The result is Saina struggles to claw her way back when she is down because she is unsure of how her body is going to hold up.
On the credit side of the ledger is Sindhu’s growing consistency and confidence. Sindhu’s height means she can take the attack to the Chinese while Saina has to play a more defensive game.
Kulkarni also pointed out India’s male badminton players, be it Prakash Padukone or Pullela Gopichand, tended to mature later. So that bodes well for Kashyap, who should continue to get better.
The Indian Badminton League, set to start on 14 August, will also give the Indian players more opportunities to test themselves against the world’s best. It will also pit Saina against Sindhu for the first time in their professional career. They will go head-to-head on Independence Day in what will be the most anticipated match for any Indian fan.
The league should also serve as a barometer for the depth of support for badminton in India, Kulkarni said.
08-14-2013, 07:07 AM #498
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08-14-2013, 07:13 AM #499
08-14-2013, 07:17 AM #500
Saina has lost to a number of players outside the top 20 recently yet you're claiming one result as gospel. Well done you *claps sarcastically*
08-14-2013, 07:27 AM #501
This thread is for IBL. we have to discuss matters relating to this. SO, today is historic day for indian badminton that new league is going to be launched. This will definitely ensures more talents from india which is good for badminton as whole. See the whole picture. Don't go deep. This is what for everybody is here. Sindhu has made history by becoming first indian woman to win a medal in world championships in badminton. This should be praised for. Here myself and many friends of mine are expecting this IBL to be success .
08-14-2013, 07:35 AM #502
I'm seeing the whole picture, not only seeing what I want to see. Also, a number of names are misspelt on the tournament software page, despite being readily available just by googling them. How disorganised can you be?
08-14-2013, 07:47 AM #503
All one know any link that we can watch IBL live on Internet?
08-14-2013, 07:49 AM #504
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08-14-2013, 07:56 AM #506
08-14-2013, 08:05 AM #507
OMG...please guys...stop it already.....If you think it will fail..let it fail....It's not as if though anything's gonna change now out of the blue....If it fails ...let the league be discontinued...I wonder why all these discussions are even taking place when people don't even want to listen to others....
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