Sunil Gavaskar, actor Nagarjuna buy Indian Badminton League's Mumbai franchise

The USD one million league is set to launch on August 14 with some high-voltage action expected between PVP's Hyderabad Hotshots and BOP Group's Banga Beats.

updated: July 18, 2013 13:49 IST
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New Delhi: The Indian Badminton League's glamour quotient has gone up by quite a few notches with a consortium involving former cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar and Telugu actor Nagarjuna buying the event's Mumbai franchise.

The consortium also includes former manager of the Indian cricket team and businessman Vankina Chamundeswaranath. The team will be called Mumbai Masters.

"I am proud to be associated with badminton which I've always admired and passionately followed and played a bit as a fan. The sport has produced legends and recorded many milestones for India and I hope my association with the Indian Badminton League proves to be a worthy contribution to the great sport of badminton," Gavaskar said in a release.

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