The inaugural edition of the Grand Prix Badminton League (GPBL 2022) will commence from the 12th of August till the 21st of August 2022 and will be played at the Karnataka Badminton Association, Bengaluru.
The eight teams competing at the GPBL are viz; Mandya Bulls, Mysore Panthers, Bengaluru Lions, Malnad Falcons, KGF Wolves, Mangalore Sharks, Bundipur Tuskers and Kodagu Tigers consisting of 8 players each.
Also Check: GPBL 2022 Points Table and Team Standings
GPBL 2022 Squad, Teams, Mentor and Player List
Players: Janani Ananthkumar, Bhargav S, Nithin HV, Sanjeeth S, Vaibhav Srinath, Aditya Diwakar, Sudeep Suresh and Supraja.
Mentor: PV Sindhu.
Players: Saneeth Dayanand, Rujula Ramu, Ramya Venkatesh, HR Vasantha Kumar, Vishesh Sharma, Sheetal D, Adarsh Kumar and Saif Ali.
Mentor: Ashiwini Ponnappa.
Players: Sai Pratheek, Ananya Praveen, Ashish Surya, Kiran Balaji, Anirudh Deshpande, Karthikey K, Nitin Sappar and Ruth Misha Vinod.
Mentor: Sai Praneeth.
Players: Mithun Manjunath, Drithi Yatheesh, Pruthvi Roy, SK Shamanth, Venkatesh Prasad, Pranav Krishnamurthy, K Arvind, Janvi.
Mentor: Chirag Shetty.
Players: Daniel Farid, Alfiya Riyas, Abhishek Yeligar, Apeksha Nayak, V Vaibhav, Jade Anil, Kishal Ganapathy and Ganesh V.
Mentor: Jwala Gutta.
Players: Tanya Hemanth, Rohit Mariaswamy, BM Rahul Bharadwaj, Chiranjeevi Reddy, Kiran Kumar G, Tarun Morab, Muskaan Khan and Riya Pillai.
Mentor: Satwik Renkireddy.
Players: Raghu Mariswamy, Vijetha Harish, Prerana S Shet, Kushal Raj, Jayanth Gopal, Sunil Gladson, Sachin C and Shashank S.
Mentor: Kidambi Srikanth.
Players: Prakash Raj, Gloria Vinaykumar, Hemantha Gowda, Suhas V Gowda, Naren S Iyer, Rudra Shahi, Rashmi Ganesh and Amritha P.
Mentor: HS Prannoy.
GPBL 2022 Format & Rules
Unique format: The GPBL 2022 will be played in a round-robin format until the top four teams qualify for the double elimination stage.
Each encounter will consist of five matches – men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed doubles, men’s doubles and a ‘Super Match’ format where players can tag in teammates into the match at intervals of seven points.
In this format, the match begins with two singles players for the first seven points, transforms into a doubles match for the next seven points and becomes triples for the last seven points. The first team to score 21 points wins the tie.
Each match would be the best of three sets and 15 points (sudden death) except for the Super Match which will be only one set.
Another feature is the ‘golden point’ which would be worth two points. If the server wins the point after announcing it to the opponent before serving, he/she stands to gain two points.
In case the player loses the point, the opponent will get two points. The golden point has to be mandatorily used in every game by both the players and can be taken at any stage of the game.
A ‘Trump Match’ to be decided by the respective teams will have to be announced before the beginning of any match in the tie. The team would receive two points for a win and get a negative point for losing.
GPBL 2022 Schedule, Date and Time
August 12: Bandipur Tuskers vs Mandya Bulls
August 12: Kodagu Tigers vs Mangalore Sharks
August 13: Bengaluru Lions vs Mysore Panthers
August 13: Malnad Falcons vs KGF Wolves
August 14: Kodagu Tigers vs Bandipur Tuskers
August 14: Mandya Bulls vs Mangalore Sharks
August 15: KGF Wolves vs Mysore Panthers
August 15: Malnad Falcons vs Bengaluru Lions
August 16: Kodagu Tigers vs Mandya Bulls
August 16: Bandipur Tuskers vs Mangalore Sharks
August 17: Malnad Falcons vs Mysore Panthers
August 17: KGF Wolves vs Bengaluru Lions
GPBL 2022 Timing
On a day, the first set of matches will be played from 3 PM IST to 6 PM IST and the second set of matches will be played between 6 PM and 9 PM.
How to watch GPBL 2022 Live
The GPBL 2022 will be telecast live on Eurosport India and its OTT platform Discovery+ on all the days of the event.