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Pune pioneers IPL-style badminton league

Bangalore, Feb 4: After plenty of talk of replicating the IPL model in other sports, a taluk badminton association in Maharashtra has taken the initiative of organizing an inter-club league beginning in May this year. The Haveli Taluka Badminton Association, founded in 2008, has finalized a league based on the IPL model, and an auction date of February 20 has been set. Uday Sane, an international referee and Jt Secretary of the Pune District Badminton Association, is the man behind the initiative. The league will comprise of six teams based in Maharashtra, and will include only players hailing from the state. Continue reading

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The alienation of sport

Pune: I’m at the World Juniors. The stadium, situated within a ‘sports city’, is stunning, apparently one of the best exclusive-badminton facilities in the world. As with all other such sport cities, this too is located on the outskirts of Pune city. Such sporting facilities have their problems — they are too far and too initmidating to attract the average man on the street. Continue reading

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