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Discussion in 'India Open 2008' started by Arun V, Mar 12, 2008.
Why? PBSI needs someone to help SS if they wanted to topple CJ from the top 4....
But Andre is more concern of his chance to be 4th MS for Thomas Cup....
Anup Sridhar Out
India's highest ranked player has pulled out.
Apparently, his injured ankle has not healed fully.
There's more here
The India Open is surely poorer by his absence.
I agree that as badminton fans we would like to see the game being popularized elsewhere, especially in the bigger countries where we hope the participation rate will increase and the game become more popular and not perceived as a backyard sport. This will encourage the sponsors to put in more money to develop the game much further.
I'm sure this has been one of the major goals of the former IBF and the current BWF and membership to the world badminton body must have increased during all these years.
Yet, some of the older and supposedly economically more powerful members have not been able to help BWF achieve its goals. Instead they sort of become a burden as they were unable to come up with the required prize monies to stage more attractive tournaments like the SS. These are the members that should have a management overhaul and a leadership shakeup to bring their own National Badminton Associations up to par with their more successful counterparts, many of which are located in Asia.
To penalize countries who have contributed to the success of IBF/BWF activities in the past and the present SS, just because of their "perceived" smaller market size because of a smaller population, etc, without taking into consideration other positive factors like location, management ability, good media and TV coverage and facilities, the usage of modern technolgy including scoring softwares and live scores, transparency, unbiased officiating, ability to secure good sponsorship, ability to attract good attendance, etc, etc, is myopic, shortsighted and does not bode well for the future.
Instead, the BWF should concentrate on expanding the SS and giving deserving badminton professionals more opportunities to display their skills and to earn more prize money.
Small countries like Singapore may be perceived as having a small market but one should not forget that the disposable income of Singapore is higher than many of its neighbours.
Anyone knows the link of livescore for India Open 2008????
Can i know whether WMC is participating in India Open?
from what i know, they players told me that WMC will be participate in INDIA OPEN!!!
Just abit confuse with the news, i tot she had pulled out from India Open due to injury, but today news reported she is in the draw. I hope she able to recover her injury before Uber up and Olympic! thanks for the reply
U means.....match fixing....like Chn....? ....
why no result update 1?
lol, surely no paw this time around...
No tournamentsoftware, organisation doesn't seem customer centric...
No body know the results,...how to update...?.......
so actually WMC will not participating in INDIA OPEN>?
wMC will be participate in INDIA OPEN... it's confirm by my friend...
but i remember that i red 1 articles that WMC is not going to participate in this INDIA OPEN..
your friend might have fooled u!
tough to get some results........
They mentioned that some big names withdrew...just could not get the details yet....sigh!
geroge it's confirm that my friend told me that she is participating in india open... my friend saw her in india... besides that i still dunno who withdraw.. once i got everything i will try to update the result here or wait for tomorrow newspaper..hehe..
I just got reply from India open official saying that the draw has been updated at www.internationalbadminton.org...I told him that it is not updated yet
Filipa lamy sent me SMS informing that 5 WS and 7 MS withdrew...she di not have the names...for sure Yonekura withdrew so she will play against Anita Kaur instead...