The Premier Badminton League (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 Olympic and World Championship 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. The Premier Badminton League has reached more than 100 million badminton fans in India through TV, On ground activities, various social media and other platforms in the past 4 seasons. Over the past few years, players like Lee Chong Wei, Carolina Marin, Viktor Axelson, Tai Tzu Ying, Lee Yong Dae alongside Saina, Sindhu and Srikanth have participated in the league. There is no doubt that the sport is continuously growing and gaining popularity all over the country. The exceptional fan following received during PBL, proves that the Indian audiences want more badminton action.
The league comprises of franchises from Mumbai, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Guwahati in PBL Season 5. The PBL have been successfully executed over the past 4 seasons.