New Delhi, August 16: The second day of Indian Badminton League 2013 saw some really pulsating action when Banga Beats (IBL Bangalore Franchise) played their first match against Mumbai Masters at Siri Fort Sports Complex.
Online PR News – 23-August-2013 – Delhi – New Delhi, August 16: The second day of Indian Badminton League 2013 saw some really pulsating action when Banga Beats (IBL Bangalore Franchise) played their first match against Mumbai Masters at Siri Fort Sports Complex.
In her first match at IBL, Banga Beats player Chinese Taipei's Ying Tai Tzu registered a thrilling victory by beating Danish great Tine Baun (3 times All England Champion) 21-17, 21-18 in the women's singles match.
As the match started the past reputation of Tine Baun didn't matter to Banga Beats players as Tai Tzu went about her business with much ease and comfort. Without any doubt the Danish player provided a good fight against current World No. 8 yet she didn’t allow her to snatch away her win. No doubt Tai Tzu anticipated better and had better court coverage.
Talking of the Men’s double match between Banga Beats and Mumbai Masters, here too the Banga players score a perfect ten. Denmark’s Carsten Mogensen and India's Akshay Dewalkar of the Beats witnessed an easy victory over the Indian pair Pranaav Chopra and Manu Attri 21-13, 21-12 giving the Bangalore team a 2-1 lead over Mumbai Masters.
Vladimir Ivanov (Mumbai Masters) beat Parupalli Kashyap (Banga Beats) 21-18, 21-18
Ying Tai Tzu (Banga Beats) beat Tine Baun (Mumbai Masters) 21-17, 21-18
Carsten Mogensen/Akshay Dewalkar (Banga Beats) beat Pranaav Chopra/Manu Attri (Mumbai Masters) 21-13, 21-12
Marc Zweibler (Mumbai Masters) beat Hu Yun (Banga Beats) 17-21, 21-17, 11-6
Vladimir Ivanov/N. Sikki Reddy (Mumbai Masters) beat Akshay Dewalkar/Aparna Balan (Banga Beats) 21-18, 21-19.
BOP Group is the proud owner of Banga Beats, which has appointed Olympian and former National Champion U. Vimal Kumar as the team’s Chief Coach. As a player, Kumar won the prestigious French Open in 1983 & 1984 and the Welsh International Open in 1988 & 1991. He went on to become India’s National Chief Coach in 2003. Kumar also represented India at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992, and was ranked in the world top-20. BOP has appointed former International Vijay Lancy, who is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management- Calcutta, as the CEO of Banga Beats.