Bengaluru Raptors owner hopeful of host matches at home next year

This year, matches that were scheduled to be held in Bengaluru were shifted to Hyderabad due to the unavailability of the Sree Kanteerava Stadium.

Bengaluru Raptors team celebrates after retaining the Premier Badminton League title.   -  Nagara Gopal

Prashanth Reddy, the owner of Premier Badminton League champion team Bengaluru Raptors, stated that efforts will be made to host the home leg of next edition’s matches in Bengaluru.

This year, matches that were scheduled to be held in Bengaluru were shifted to Hyderabad due to the unavailability of the Sree Kanteerava Stadium.

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“We don't have any support from the State government. If they don't support badminton in a city like Bengaluru, it’s a shame. At one point, we were thinking of changing the name and moving to a second-tier city like Mysuru. We're going to try to host it in Bengaluru next year. If it doesn't work, we might have to make a serious decision,” Prashanth said, at a felicitation function for the team at Karnataka Badminton Association here on Friday.

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