Owned by Sahara India, this was the second team after home Hyderabad that was on the wishlist of Saina Nehwal. Lucknow has a history of providing good players to Badminton. Syed Modi was one such example. Their All-England Champion Muhammad Hafiz Hashim is only the second foreign coach in IBL. They finished Runners up.
ICON player: PV Sindhu has shown glimpses of becoming another Saina for India, and becoming the first Indian woman and second Indian Singles player to achieve Bronze in Women’s Singles at World Badmintion Championships has placed her just opposite Saina.
MS=Men’s Singles, WS=Women’s Singles, MD=Men’s Doubles, WD=Women’s Doubles, XD=Mixed Doubles
World No. 12
Bronze at World Championship 2013
Grand Prix Gold title at Malaysian Open 2013.
Former World No. 1 in MD. Kido is No. 3 while Boe is 15th now in MD.
Both won together Maldives Open.
Wei Feng Chong
World No. 15 in Men’s Singles
World No. 21
Gold at 2008 Commonwealth Youth games
Host Stadium: Babu Banarsi Das UP Badminton Academy (BBD UPBA)
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