The six franchises had a purse of $275,000 to buy players in the auction, which was held a few days back in Delhi. Each team comprises of 11 players - four foreign, six Indians and one junior.
Matches will be played on home and away format in four categories - men's singles, men's doubles, women's singles and mixed doubles.
The top four will make the semi-finals. The final is scheduled for August 31 in Mumbai.
Here, get to know about Pune franchise - Pune Pistons.
Team - Pune Pistons
Owners: Burman family
Host Association: Pune District & Metropolitan Badminton Association
Host Stadium: Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Badminton Hall, Balewadi
Costliest player: Juliane Schenk (Germany) $90,000
List of players bought in the auction
Juliane Schenk (Germany) $90,000
Ashwini Ponappa (India) $25,000
Tien Minh Nguyen (Vietnam) $44,000
Wee Kiong Tan (Malaysia) $15,000
Joachiam Fischer Nielsen (Denmark) $35,000
Saurabh Verma (India) $20,000
Anup Sridhar (India) $6,000
Sanave Thomas (India) $5,000
Arun Vishnu (India) $26,000
Rupesh Kumar (India) $5,000
Pune Pistons schedule
Vs Lucknow Warriors - August 26
Vs Hyderabad Hotshots - August 19
Vs Mumbai Masters - August 17
Vs Banga Beats - August 23
Vs Krrish Delhi Smashers - August 15