Badminton

Badminton is a popular sport in India and originated in India in the mid 1800s. It is the probably the second most played sport in India after Cricket. The current popularity of the sport owes its prominence to contemporary players like Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu, P Kashyap among others.

Badminton in India is managed by the Badminton Association of India (BAI).

Notable Players

Indian women’s singles player Saina Nehwal was ranked first in the world in 2015. Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand, both won the All England Open in 1980 and 2001 respectively. Saina is also the lone Indian badminton player to have won an Olympic medal when she won the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.

Tournaments

Premier Badminton League

Premier Badminton League is a franchise league, managed and commercially owned by the Badminton Association of India. It was named Indian Badminton League (IBL) when founded in 2013 then later rechristened to Premier Badminton League before the start of 2nd season in 2016.

2013 Season
2016 Season

 

Indian Open

The India Open (officially titled as the Yonex-Sunrise India Open) is an annual badminton event which has been held in India since 2008. In 2011, it was upgraded to the BWF Superseries tournament. Since then, it has been held annually at the Siri Fort Sports Complex, New Delhi.

 

Indian National Badminton Championship

The Indian National Badminton Championships is a tournament organized to crown the best badminton players in India since 1934. Until into the 1960s years were open the championships and also foreign players could play the championships.

Last 5 Years Winners
Singles Champions
Year Men’s Singles Women’s Singles
2015  Sameer Verma P.C. Thulasi
2014  Sai Praneeth Ruthvika Gadde
2013  K. Srikanth  P. V. Sindhu
2012  P. Kashyap Sayali Gokhale
2011  Sourabh Varma  P. V. Sindhu
Doubles Champions
Year Men’s Doubles Women’s Doubles Mixed Doubles
2015  Pranav Chopra
Akshay Dewalkar
 Pradenya Gadre
 Sikki Reddy
 Arun Vishnu
Aparna Balan
2014 Manu Attri
 Sumeeth Reddy
 Pradenya Gadre
 Sikki Reddy
 Arun Vishnu
Aparna Balan
2013  Pranav Chopra
Akshay Dewalkar
 Jwala Gutta
 Ashwini Ponnappa
 Arun Vishnu
Aparna Balan
2012 Manu Attri
 Sumeeth Reddy
Aparna Balan
 Sikki Reddy
 Arun Vishnu
Aparna Balan
2011  Tarun Kona
 Arun Vishnu
 Prajakta Sawant
 Pradenya Gadre
 Arun Vishnu
Aparna Balan

 

Syed Modi International Badminton Championship

The Syed Modi International Badminton Championships is an international badminton tournament, which is held annually in India.
In 2009, it was turned into a BWF Grand Prix event.Since then the tournament is being annually held in Lucknow at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium, although it was temporarily shifted to Hyderabad in 2010.
In 2011, it was upgraded to the BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament.