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PBL 2020: Preview, Full Schedule, Telecast and Live Streaming

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The 21-day badminton extravaganza is expected to draw sweeping attention as the Indian contingent will endeavour to make their impact felt ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

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Indian badminton fans will look forward to witnessing a series of high-adrenaline clashes as the much-awaited fifth season of Premier Badminton League (PBL) is slated to kick off on January 20. The 21-day badminton extravaganza is expected to draw sweeping attention as the Indian contingent will endeavour to make their impact felt ahead of the Tokyo Olympics

Chennai is set to be the ground zero beaming with scintillating action from the opening day of the competition, after which the league moves to Lucknow on January 25, followed by the rest of badminton extravaganza staged in Hyderabad.

The event will witness a total of 24 ties being played, including three doubleheaders, all of which are set to take place in Hyderabad. With one of the doubleheaders being scheduled in the weekend on February 1 that will see Pune 7 Aces take on North East Warriors and Awadhe Warriors clash with Chennai Superstarz, lots of thrilling matches are in store for badminton aficionados.

Sai Praneeth PBL
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A total of seven teams – Awadhe Warriors, Bengaluru Raptors, Mumbai Rockets, Hyderabad Hunters, Chennai Superstarz, North Eastern Warriors and Pune 7 Aces will slug it out for a prize purse of Rs 6 crore in three cities this time. The tournament will see a competition of the highest level as five Olympic medallists and 15 World Championships medallists will look to mesmerise fans with a Hyderabad clash between former Olympic champions Hendra Setiawan of Pune 7 Aces and Lee Yong Dae of North East Warriors being the top draw.  

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The tournament will be extensively played in the round-robin format with only the top four teams moving to the semifinal stage. Every tie will have five matches, and will be given points on the number of matches won. About 21 round-robin ties will be played across three venues this year, followed by two semifinal matches and the finals.  ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Complete Schedule

Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, Chennai

January 20 (Monday): Chennai Superstarz vs Hyderabad Hunters (07:00 PM IST)

January 21 (Tuesday): North Eastern Warriors vs Bengaluru Raptors (07:00 PM IST)

January 22 (Wednesday): Chennai Superstarz vs Mumbai Rockets (07:00 PM IST)

January 23 (Thursday): North Eastern Warriors vs Awadhe Warriors (07:00 PM IST)

January 24 (Friday): Chennai Superstarz vs Bengaluru Raptors (07:00 PM IST) ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Tai Tzu Ying PBL
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Babu Banarasi Das Academy, Lucknow

January 25 (Saturday): Pune 7 Aces vs Mumbai Rockets (07:00 PM IST)

January 26 (Sunday): Awadhe Warriors vs Hyderabad Hunters (07:00 PM IST)

January 27 (Monday): Pune 7 Aces vs Bengaluru Raptors (07:00 PM IST)

January 28 (Tuesday): Awadhe Warriors vs Mumbai Rockets (07:00 PM IST) ____________________________________________________________________________________________

Parupalli Kashyap PBL
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Gachibowli Indoor Stadium, Hyderabad

January 29 (Wednesday): Hyderabad Hunters vs North Eastern Warriors (07:00 PM IST)

January 30 (Thursday): Pune 7 Aces vs Chennai Superstarz (03:30 PM IST) / Mumbai Rockets vs North Eastern Warriors (07:00 PM IST)

January 31 (Friday): Hyderabad Hunters vs Bengaluru Raptors (07:00 PM IST)

February 1 (Saturday): Pune 7 Aces vs North Eastern Warriors (03:30 PM IST) / Awadhe Warriors vs Chennai Superstarz (07:00 PM IST)

February 2 (Sunday): Hyderabad Hunters vs Mumbai Rockets (07:00 PM IST)

February 3 (Monday): Awadhe Warriors vs Pune 7 Aces (07:00 PM IST)

February 4 (Tuesday): North Eastern Warriors vs Chennai Superstarz (03:30 PM IST) / Bengaluru Raptors vs Mumbai Rockets (07:00 PM IST)

February 5 (Wednesday): Hyderabad Hunters vs Pune 7 Aces (07:00 PM IST)

February 6 (Thursday): Bengaluru Raptors vs Awadhe Warriors (07:00 PM IST)

February 7 (Friday): SEMI-FINAL 1 (07:00 PM IST)

February 8 (Saturday): SEMI-FINAL 2 (07:00 PM IST)

February 9 (Sunday): FINAL (07:00 PM IST)

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Where to watch PBL 2020?

The Premier Badminton League Season 5 matches will be telecast live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD and can be streamed live on Hotstar

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