4th edition of Corporate Badminton League 2016 is new Badminton buzz in City5 years ago Harshita Goel
Pullela Gopichand(Chief coach of BAI) and Reddy Malledi (MD and CEO of CDK Global) announced 4th edition of Corporate Badminton League 2016
CDK Global, the Hyderabad based largest global provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail industry presents the 4th Edition of CDK Global Corporate Badminton League
CBL is open to all non-seeded individuals working in the Indian corporate sector. The league features men’s and women’s singles, doubles, and mixed doubles championships. The tournament will be conducted in a knock-out format of the best of 3 Sets (Singles and Doubles). All the matches will be played at the PGBA Indoor facility at Hyderabad.
The winners will take home Rs. 25,000 with runners up taking Rs 12,500 in cash prizes along with the coveted Pullela Gopichand Trophy.
CBL Started in the year of 2013 and quickly became india’s biggest Inter corporate Badminton trophy in India.
Sirisha Sripada, Director of Sikhara Events said Gopichand garu has put Hyderabad on the map as India’s badminton capital. With his support, CBL started in the year 2013. CBL started small with the noble intension of providing a platform for corporates to exhibit their sporting skills, to engage constructively, and to provide them with an activity to contribute to their work life balance.
The CBL participation has always been a good mix of IT and non IT companies. Some of the participants of previous editions include Procter & Gamble, ICCI Bank, ISB, Global Aluminum Pvt. Ltd, Amara Raja Batteries Ltd, International Paper APPM Ltd, Indo Ocean Engineers Services Pvt. Ltd, Vasavi Hospital etc.
Even Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) such as BHEL, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd, and Bharat Electronics Ltd took part in the event. Banking majors such as State Bank of India, Bank of America, ICICI Bank, and the premier B School, ISB also participated in the CBL last year.
Major IT companies such as CYIENT, Microsoft, Google, TCS, Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant Technology Solutions, Tech Mahindra, IBM, CDK Global, Amazon, Accenture, Capgemini, CA Technologies, CISCO, Deloitte, Genpact, General Electronics, including a startup such as Swiggy, were also participants in the CBL.