Badminton in India

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Badminton in India
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Badminton was invented in India in the mid 1800s
Country India
Governing body Badminton Association of India
National team India
International competitions

Badminton is a popular sport in India. It is the second most played sport in India after Cricket.[1] Badminton in India is managed by Badminton Association of India.

Indian "shuttler" Saina Nehwal was ranked first in the world in 2015.[2] Prakash Padukone and Pullela Gopichand, both won the All England Open in 1980 and 2001 respectively.[3] Saina is also the lone Indian badminton player to have won an Olympic medal when she won the bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics.

The league has 6 franchises representing different Indian cities and attracts many international players.

Notable players[edit]

Current players

  1. K Srikanth
  2. Saina Nehwal
  3. Parupalli Kashyap
  4. Chetan Anand
  5. P.V. Sindhu
  6. Jwala Gutta
  7. Valiyaveetil Diju
  8. Ashwini Ponnappa
  9. Ajay Jayaram
  10. Sourabh Varma
  11. Srikanth Kidambi
  12. Chandrapal Reddy M

Former players

  1. Prakash Padukone
  2. Pullela Gopichand
  3. Aparna Popat
  4. U. Vimal Kumar
  5. Syed Modi


  1. ^ "Badminton second most played sport in India". sportskeeda. 2012-04-12. 
  2. ^ "BWF - BWF World Ranking - Overview". Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
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