Ahmedabad Smash Masters and Guwahati Eastern Warriors join PBL

Vastavam web: Two new teams Ahmedabad Smash Masters and Guwahati Eastern Warriors, are set to be part of the third Premier Badminton League (PBL) scheduled to be held from December 22 to January 14, next year.The league, which is organised annually by Badminton Association of India (BAI) in association with Sportzlive, will be an eight-team affair from the upcoming season.The Ahmedabad team owned by Padmanabh Sports Pvt. Ltd, a subsidiary of Padmanabh Industries Ltd.

“I would like to thank the new owners and welcome them into the BAI family. I would also like to congratulate SportzLive and believe that together we can take to badminton to unprecedented heights.”The third edition of PBL will also see the 11-point format make way for 15 point format and there will be single match a day to drive more footfalls at the stadium and viewership on TV.The league, which offers a prize purse of Rs 6 Crore was a six team competition last year with Delhi Acers (Delhi), Mumbai Rockets (Mumbai), Awadhe Warriors (Lucknow), Hyderabad Hunters (Hyderabad), Chennai Smashers (Chennai) and Bengaluru Blasters (Bengaluru) vying for the top honours.