New sponsors for Indonesian players (was: Update News for 2013)
Today we received quite shocking rumor.
Starting 2013, there would be no major sponsorship for Indonesian nationals / team.
PBSI (Indonesian Badminton Association) has granted permission to the players to choose his/her personal sponsor.
Almost 80 athletes of Indonesian first tier and second tier are in the middle of negotiation process with various sponsor, amongst others, yonex, lining, victor, babolat, charlton, astec, flypower, and many others badminton vendors.
We shall see these changes within the near future. One of the hugh rumors are Tontowi and Liliyana opt for Victor, whilst the recent Malaysian MD Winner, Hendra and Ahsan stick to Yonex.
All right......YES!..it was a break thru that first time PBSI decided not to have collective anymore..1st batch was only for our elite players...players were nervous as well as official as we had no idea if it would work...if not? What's the back up plan...anyway only 6 vendors showed up..Li Ning, victor,Yonex,Astec,specs and Flypower....babolat, Carlton,apacs,rs may show up on 2nd batch bidding..
First was Lyliana Natsir....if natsir didn't get the highest bid...it is a sign forvthe rest of the day...Astec and Flypower did not bid as they know the value of natsir....shockingly Victor put highest bid and followed by second round...the number is up and natsir chose Victor....