The Premier Badminton League 2017 is all set to hit the court from January 1, with the top players of world badminton locking horns as all badminton fans in India gear up for the mega event.
The opening match of the six-team franchise-based league will be held in Hyderabad, while the two-semi-finals and the final will be played in Delhi.
Matches will also be held in Mumbai, Lucknow and Bangalore.
Hyderabad Hunters will take on Chennai Smashers in the opening round- robin encounter while the former will be up against hosts and defending champions Delhi Acers on January 12 to conclude the preliminary phase.
PBL 2017 Schedule:
January 1: Hyderabad Hunters vs Chennai Smashers; Bengaluru Blasters v Delhi Acers in Hyderabad
January 2: Awadhe Warriors vs Hyderabad Hunters in Hyderabad
January 3: Bengaluru Blasters vs Chennai Smashers; Delhi Acers v Mumbai Rockets in Mumbai
January 4: Hyderabad Hunters vs Mumbai Rockets in Mumbai
January 5: Awadhe Warriors vs Delhi Acers in Lucknow
January 6: Awadhe Warriors vs Mumbai Blasters in Lucknow
January 7: Bengaluru Blasters vs Hyderabad Hunters in Bangalore
January 8: Delhi Acers vs Chennai Smashers; Bengaluru Blasters v Mumbai Rockets in Bangalore
January 9: Awadhe Warriors vs Bengaluru Blasters in Bangalore
January 10: Mumbai Blasters vs Chennai Smashers in Chennai
January 11: Awadhe Warriors vs Chennai Smashers in Chennai
January 12: Delhi Acers vs Hyderabad Hunters in Delhi
January 13: Semi finals in Delhi
January 14: Final in Delhi