By the way, there's none world champion, olympic champion at all; neither current or former champion. Is an local India player never heard of internationally, more marketable than a world champion ?
I think it is more to do with fact that Chinese, Korean and Japanese players refused to participate in the tournament. Teams would have opened their arms, certainly, if they had a Lin Dan but that was not to happen. Moreover, Indian players are a safer bet - since it is more likely they will continue playing in the league in future - which can't be said about a foreign player.
IMO the organisers and the franchisee are first trying to establish IBL in India first, than worry about its reception in other countries.
Goh-Lim lost to a made up pair of Kido-Boe???? I know both Kido and Boe are great doubles player but they are too very contrasting players which (I hope so) were never paired together before. Wonder what happened!
He himself called IBl organisers and reduced his price to half. i.e $25,000 for his inclusion in any team. And Fortunately, Thailand player got suspended by BWF and IBL also took his name out and included Boe after his request . . Then why in the first place he spoke in such a unsportsmanship way..??? Really funny.
I am not getting it - this league was supposed to be played all over India. Today's matches are also being played in Delhi although they don't involve Delhi??
Look at the schedule... All cities get 2 days each and every team plays there... then you have semi finals and finals... So each city can enjoy the max...
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2cents;][/B]By the way, there's none world champion, olympic champion at all; neither current or former champion. Is an local India player never heard of internationally, more marketable than a world champion ?
The tournament is about involving Indian player, developing them and popularize it, otherwise if the goal was playing top players better organize a superseries tournament.
And yes an Indian player is more marketable then any Olympic champion.... u see try auctioning Saina vs LXR or Sindhu against WYH at auction its likely to be similar in other countries...