Among others rules and formats:

1. Each tie will have two men's singles fixtures.

2. Women's singles, men's doubles and mixed doubles each will witness a sudden death point to determine the contest at 14-all.

3. International badminton matches will be determined on 21 points.

4. Each team will get to strategically select one of the five matches that they play in a tie as their 'trump match' where a victory gives the team a bonus point and a loss gives it a negative point.

5. A team cannot put the same player in the 'trump matches' proposed by them more than twice in the league stage and once in the knock out stage.

6. Apart from this, each team shall have a minimum and maximum of 10 players of which a minimum of four Indian players and shall ensure that at least two matches out of five in a tie shall have Indian participation.

7. No player can play more than two matches in a tie.

The new format will keep each team on the edge as each day will produce a new result and might put different teams on a better position viz-a-viz the positions that they were a day earlier," Badminton Association of India (BAI) president and PBL chairman Akhilesh Das Gupta said in a release.

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