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Malaysia to have RM3m badminton league

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Published: 03 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Finally, Malaysia too will have our own multi-million badminton league but it will be run by a club - the Looi Badminton Academy.

On Monday, the club’s managing director Jack Koh said that they will introduce a RM5mil Malaysia Purple League next year to provide a platform for both local and foreign players to strut their stuff to make it one of the most lucrative badminton leagues in the world.

With the endorsement and approval from Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin and the blessings of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), the league is good to proceed as planned.

China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Germany and Denmark have their own leagues with India offering the biggest prize money - a total of US$1mil (RM3.2mil). These leagues are heavily supported and run by their respective national associations.

When asked about the name Purple League, Jack explained: “We wanted to name it Premier but it would be associated with football. Purple has the distinction of being highly rated among all the colours. Besides, it is also a royal colour and it will be apt with our aim of making this league a highly-rated competition.”

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Indian Badminton League, Highlights: Awadhe Warriors beat Mumbai Masters 3-2 to make final vs Hyderabad (pic)

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Published: 29 August 2013
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Awadhe Warriors entered the final of inaugural Indian Badminton League after beating Mumbai Masters 3-2 in the second semi-final at Bangalore. Catch all the highlights from the match, as they happened.
 So, the final of the Indian Badminton League will see Saina Nehwal of the Hyderabad Hotshots go head-to-head against teen sensation PV Sindhu once again. PV Sindhu's Awadhe Warriors scored an incredible 3-2 win over Mumbai Masters on Thursday in Bangalore to reach the summit clash. Catch all the highlights from the Awadhe vs Mumbai game, as they happened.
All the results of the day:


Mixed doubles: Markis Kido-Pia Bernadeth (Awadhe Warriors) beat Vladimir Ivanov-Tine Baun (Mumbai Masters) 21-19 21-15.


Men's singles: Vladimir Ivanov (Mumbai Masters) beats K Srikanth (Awadhe Warriors) 21-20 21-19.


Men's doubles: Markis Kido-Mathias Boe (Awadhe Warriors) beat Pranav Chopra/Sumeeth Reddy (Mumbai) 21-15 21-10.


Women's singles: PV Sindhu (Awadhe Warriors) beats Tine Baun (Mumbai Masters) 21-16 21-13.


Men's singles: Lee Chong Wei (Mumbai Masters) beats Gurusaidutt (Awadhe Warriors) 21-15 21-7.Awadhe Warriors entered the final of inaugural Indian Badminton League after beating Mumbai Masters 3-2 in the second semi-final at Bangalore. Catch all the highlights from the match

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Indian Badminton League, first semi-final: As it happened - Saina Nehwal, Ajay Jayaram propel Hyderabad Hotshots into final (pic)

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Published: 28 August 2013
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Hyderabad Hotshots seal their place in the final as they win the first 3 matches of the semi-final against Pune Pistons.

Hyderabad Hotshots convincingly beat  Pune Pistons 3-0 in the first semi-final of the Indian Badminton League in Hyderabad and sealed their place in the final. Catch all the highlights here:


22:57 (IST): Hyderabad seal the issue in just three games and they now await the result of the second semi-final between Awadhe Wariors and Mumbai Masters.Saina Nehwal

 

22:53 (IST): Shem/ Wah win 16-21 21-14 11-7. Hyderabad Hotshots win this semi-final match 3-0.

 

22:47 (IST): Good judgement by Wah to lead 6-4 in final game.

 

22:39 (IST): Shem/Wah win 21-14 in Game 2. Good comeback by the duo after going down in Game 1.

 

22:33 (IST): Shem/Wah enter break 2 with 14-11 lead in Game 2.

 

22:31 (IST): Cross court smash by Sanave, Pistons still trail 10-11.

 

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Wan Wah will be an asset (pic)

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Published: 27 August 2013
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ONLY THE BEST: With Aik Mong tipped to be director of coaching, the duo are set to galvanise Malaysian badminton

TAN Aik Mong is almost certain of becoming the national director of coaching but there could  be a move to appoint an understudy to  the former Thomas Cup player.TAN Aik Mong

Aik Mong, 63, has been a regular visitor to the BA of Malaysia (BAM) office at the national training centre at Juara Stadium over the past week and is also said to have been giving input to president Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff on the new programme which will be announced at the council meeting on Sept 7.

Tengku Mahaleel, who has been gathering reports on BAM's performance in recent years, is believed to be in contact with former players, coaches and a wide range of individuals involved in local badminton in the past and present to come out with a blueprint that can make Malaysia a powerhouse in the sport again.

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Indian Badminton League Live: Jan Jorgensen puts Banga Beats on level terms against Hyderabad Hotshots (pic)

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Published: 27 August 2013
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Jan Jorgensen and men's doubles pair of Carsten Mogensen and Akshay Dewalkar make it 2-2 for Banga Beats against Hyderabad Hotshots. Earlier, Saina Nehwal and Tanongsak won their respective singles ties for Hyderabad.

23:53 (IST): Carsten Mogensen and Aparna Balan of Banga Beats beat Tarun Kona and Pradnya Gadre of Hyderabad Hotshots 21-16 in the second game of mixed doubles.

23:48 (IST):
Carsten Mogensen and Aparna Balan of Banga Beats lead Tarun Kona and Pradnya Gadre of Hyderabad Hotshots 14-12 in the second game of mixed doubles.

23:38 (IST):
Tarun Kona and Pradnya Gadre of Hyderabad Hotshots take the first game against Carsten Mogensen and Aparna Balan of Banga Beats 21-18.

23:33 (IST): Mixed doubles:
Tarun Kona and Pradnya Gadre of Hyderabad Hotshots go into second break with 14-11 lead over Carsten Mogensen and Aparna Balan of Banga Beats.

23:27 (IST): Mixed doubles:
Tarun Kona and Pradnya Gadre of Hyderabad Hotshots take 7-6 lead in the first game against Carsten Mogensen and Aparna Balan of Banga Beats.

23:23 (IST): Mixed doubles:
Carsten Mogensen and Aparna Balan of Banga Beats take on Tarun Kona and Pradnya Gadre of Hyderabad Hotshots.

23:16 (IST):
Jan Jorgensen thrashes Ajay Jayaram of Hyderabad Hotshots 21-11 21-8 in the second men's singles to put Banga Beats on level terms. Winner to be decided after mixed doubles tie.

23:11 (IST): Jan Jorgensen of Banga Beats leads Ajay Jayaram of Hyderabad Hotshots 14-6 in the second set.

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