Marin excited about opener against Sindhu
Mumbai, 20th December 2018: In a glittering ceremony, Pune7Aces, the Pune-based Premier Badminton League (PBL) franchisee, unveiled their new team jersey in the presence of Bollywood star and co-owner Taapsee Pannu at Phoenix Market City in Kurla here today.
Olympic gold medalist and three-time world champion Carolina Marin, who is the Icon Player of the team, stood alongside the entire team in the new Pune7Aces colours as the team gets ready for their big match against Hyderabad Hunters at the NSCI Dome in Worli on Saturday, December 22, 2018. Interestingly, Rio Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu is the Icon Player for Hyderabad Hunters and Marin is looking forward for the repeat of the 2016 Summer Olympics final.
Captain of the side, London Olympics doubles specialist Mathias Boe, is the other star attraction of the Pune7Aces side who will lead a team that is a mixture of youth and experience. The other members of the team are Chirag Shetty, Valdimir Ivanov, Line Kjaersfeldt, Lakshya Sen, Brice Leverdez, Harsheel Dani, Ajay Jayaram and Prajakta Sawant.
Speaking on the occasion, Taapsee Pannu, co-owner, Pune7Aces said, “We are thrilled to introduce the new jersey. It draws inspiration from Pune which is the birthplace of badminton in India. The colours are bold and vibrant and a reflection of the team dynamics. We are not conventional, we are a team that cuts against the grain. I am very happy with how the jersey looks, cant’ wait to see my team flaunting it on court. “
Carolina Marin, Icon Player, Pune 7Aces said, “I am excited to join Pune7Aces for PBL. I have been hogging on some masala dosa and other Indian dishes lately, which I love! India has always been a great experience and I am really happy to be back. I am looking forward to my first match against PV Sindhu.”
Captain of the side Mathais Boe added, “It will be an exciting season and I am looking forward to it. We have a very balanced side with youth complimenting experience and I am sure that we will be a very strong contender for the title.”
Mathais Boe (Capt.), Carolina Marin (Icon), Chirag Shetty, Valdimir Ivanov, Line Kjaersfeldt, Lakshya Sen, Brice Leverdez, Harsheel Dani, Ajay Jayaram, Prajakta Sawant
- 22nd December – Pune7Aces vs Hyderabad Hunters (NSCI, Mumbai)
- 24th December – Pune7Aces vs Awadhe Warriors (NSCI, Mumbai)
- 29th December – Pune7Aces vs Mumbai Rockets (Balewadi Stadium, Pune)
- 30th December – Pune7Aces vs Bengaluru Raptors ((Balewadi Stadium, Pune)
- 3rd January – Pune7Aces vs Chennai Smashers (TransStadia, Ahmedabad)
- 6th January – Pune7Aces vs Delhi Dashers (TransStadia, Ahmedabad)
- 11th January – Semi-finals (TBD) (Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bangalore)
- 13th January – Finals ((Kanteerava Indoor Stadium, Bangalore)