Franchise Owners : PVP Group

Host Association : Andhra Pradesh Badminton Association

Host Stadium : Gachibowli Indoor Stadium

Launch their IBL Campaign : August 15, 2013 vs Awadhe Warriors

School Partner : Indus World School

Launch their IBL School Programme : July 15-17


Expectation is high with the PVP Hyderabad Hotshots, as Hyderabad is the most famous city in India when it comes to badminton. The city has produced international level players which have won multiple laurels for the country, and has every reason to be named the badminton city. The immensely successful Gopichand Badminton Academy in Gachibowli is the epicenter of Indian Badminton. S.M. Arif, P.V. Sindhu, Pullela Gopichand, Jwala Gutta and Saina Nehwal are associated closely with the Academy.

Hyderabad based multi business house,The PVP Group is a Hyderabad based multi business house that has interest in realty, media and entertainment. The PVP Group makes its debut in the sporting world as the PVP Hyderabad Hotshots. Their first match is against the Awadhe Warriors on the 14th August at Siri Fort Stadium, Delhi.

At their home stadium in Gachibowli, the PVP Hyderabad Hotshots will play against Banga Beats on 27th August.

Siri Fort will host three IBL League Ties from August 14-15 while the IG Stadium will witness the grand Opening Ceremony of the IBL featuring international and star cast on August 13. Delhi Smashers will launch their campaign against arch-rivals, Mumbai Masters on August 15. The Delhi Smashers will be cheered by thousands of badminton-loving children from 16 schools in Delhi NCR which are part of the IBL School Programme. The Smashers’ ‘IBL School Partner’ are the prestigious school, Genesis Global School, Expressway – the school has one of the best badminton infrastructures in India and recently hosted a Badminton Clinic for 12 schools in Delhi NCR with Commonwealth Games women doubles champion Jwala Gutta.

PVP Hyderabad Hotshots campaign schedule:

  • vs Awadhe Warriors – August 15
  • vs Krrish Delhi Smashers – August 17
  • vs Pune Pistons- August 19
  • vs Mumbai Masters – August 22
  • vs Banga Beats – August 27

IBL Sidelights

  • What to see : Chowmahalla Palace,Charminar, Golkonda fort, Salar Jung Museum and Nizam Museum
  • Where to shop : Laad Bazaar, Madina Circle, Begum Bazaar and Sultan Bazaar.
  • What to eat : Hyderabadi biriyani and Hyderabadi haleem