Indian Badminton League is a franchise league by Badminton Association of India (BAI). The inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League is held in India from August 14,2013 to August 31, 2013. The players' auction for the first IBL(2013 Indian Badminton League) was held in Delhi on 22 July 2013. The league has 6 franchises representing the Indian cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad and Lucknow and the matches will be played in two legs, home and away.
The league kicked off at Delhi with a gala ceremony on 14 August 2013. The Finals were played at Mumbai on 31 August 2013. Semi finals were held at Hyderabad 28th Aug 2013 and Bangalore on 29th Aug 2013.Hyderabad Hotshots won the inaugural IBL title at Mumbai on 31 August 2013.