Who: Delhi Acers
Where: New Delhi
What: Won 2016 Premier Badminton League title
When: 17 January 2016
Delhi Acers on 17 January 2016 emerged victorious over Mumbai Rockets by 4-3 in the summit clash to clinch the Premier Badminton League (PBL) title. The match was held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi.
Tommy Sugiarto, men’s doubles pair of Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong, and Rajiv Ouseph won their respective matches as Delhi grabbed the trophy and a winner’s cheque of 3 crores rupees.
About Premier Badminton League
• Premier Badminton League is a franchise league, managed and commercially owned by the Badminton Association of India.
• PBL was earlier named Indian Badminton League (IBL) when it was founded in 2013.
• IBL was later rechristened to Premier Badminton League before the start of 2nd Season in 2016.
• The objective of the tournament is to bring top Indian players along with International players on the same platform.
• Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar is the brand ambassador of the league.