MUMBAI: Badminton fans have a reason to rejoice as the second edition of the much awaited Indian Badminton League (IBL) will be back soon. And if sources are to be believed, this edition will be held in the second week of January 2015.
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) will hold a meeting soon, where the governing council of the sports body will decide on the exact dates and venues for the league. Future developments of the game too could be discussed.
While the premier badminton league was earlier supposed to be held from 30 September to 15 October, the Badminton Association of India decided to shift the second edition to early next year, over concerns of a busy international schedule.
BAI vice president - administration TPS Puri had earlier said, "The first edition of the IBL was a grand success and badminton lovers are eagerly awaiting the second season. However, we want to ensure that all the top players are available for the tournament and that looks difficult this year due to the busy international schedule.”
The inaugural edition of the IBL which was held in August, last year, had the backing and strong support of corporates, players and badminton fans in India.