From four hundred thousand to absolutely nothing. Last December became a very dim day for all who loved badminton in the Netherlands. If that wasn’t enough, the so called “Yonex-gate” had his influence on the financial future of BNL. (Cause of this conflict was a contract signed by BNL with Yonex where all players from the national selection had to play with material from their new sponsor, even though some shuttlers had already an agreement with other sponsors. The situation eventually lead to a lawsuit and the cancellation of Yonex’s exclusivity).