The Vodafone Premier Badminton League (V-PBL) is one of the top badminton leagues in the world. Its playing field features the top Indian and international badminton talent in the world, including 8 Olympic Medal Winners. Besides showcasing the best of international and Indian talent, the tournament has also been successful in widening the base of the game.
Indian badminton has a strong legacy from the past with players like Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand who have put India on the global badminton map. Season one of the Vodafone Premier Badminton League attracted more than 6 crore badminton fans in India through various social media and other platforms, and this number only increased in Season 2. Over the past few years, Indian players like Saina Nehwal, P.V Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and many others have performed commendably internationally. There is no doubt that the sport is continuously growing and gaining popularity all over the country. The exceptional fan following received during V-PBL, proves that the Indian audiences want more badminton action.
The league comprises of franchises from Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Guwahati. The first two seasons of V-PBL have been successfully executed, and V-PBL S3 is set to run from 23rd December to 14th January.