The Premier Badminton League (PBL) is amongst the top badminton leagues in the world, offering the highest prize money. 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. PBL Season 3 was broadcast LIVE on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, Star Sports HD1 and Star Sports HD2, It was also streamed online on Hotstar.
The league comprises of franchises from Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Guwahati. The first three seasons of PBL have been successfully executed, and PBL S4 is set to run from 22nd December to 14th January.
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 Premier Badminton League attracted more than 6 crore badminton fans in India through various social media and other platforms. Over the past few years, Indian players like Saina Nehwal, P.V Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth, H.S. Prannoy 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 PBL, proves that the Indian audiences want more badminton action.