Tamilnadu Badminton Super League launched

Chennai, Apr 22: Tamilnadu Badminton Super League (TNBSL-2019) organized by Tamilnadu Badminton Association is scheduled to be played in Chennai from 3 to 9 June at the Fireball badminton academy, Mugappair.

In the league, Tamilnadu’s top badminton players will showcase their skills and talent while representing their respective franchise-based teams during the six-day event. The auction proceedings for TNBSL 2019 were inaugurated by President of Tamilnadu Badminton Association, Anbumani Ramadoss, along with Brand Ambassador of TNBSL, Actor Bharath, Indian’s first female racer, Alisha Abdullah and Drums Sivamani.

A total of 8 teams will be participating in the league and the selection of players was done by a ‘Players Auction’ which was conducted in the presence of the technical committee and the organizing committee of TNBA. 88 players, divided into 5 categories (i.e Men Singles, Mixed doubles, Men’s doubles, Junior Mixed Doubles, Juniors boys singles) went under the hammer at the auction and will feature in the League.

The teams are Chennai Flying Gravity, Tiruvallur Titans, Trichy Blasters, Marina Super Kings, Tirupur Warriors, Karur Smashers, Kovai Knockers and Kanchispark Aces. During the auction,

Sankar Muthusamy (Tiruppur Warriors), K Sathish Kumar (Karur Smashers), Sidhanth Gupta (Chennai Flying Gravity) and Rithvik Sanjeevi (Thiruvallur Titan) emerged the highest paid players,
going for Rs. 2,00,000.

The 8 teams will be divided into 2 groups of 4 each. Each team will play all other teams in their respective group once and the top 2 teams from each group will qualify for the Semi-Finals and
the winners will play the Finals.

NT Bureau