Indian Badminton League receives overwhelming response from India Inc

The USD one million league, the highest prize money badminton tournament in the world, will see the participation of as many as 50 foreign and Indian players including Chinese superstar Lin Dan and world No.1 Lee Chong Wei, who have been approached by the event organisers.

updated: December 10, 2012 23:21 IST
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New Delhi: The proposed Indian Badminton League (IBL) has received 18 expressions of interest from corporates for its six franchises so far and the organisers are expecting 12-14 more initial bids over the next 15 days.

A total of eight cities are in the fray for the tournament to be held from June 24 to July 11, 2013 and the organisers will finally settle on six franchises that get the best bids.

The eight cities in the race are Delhi, Bombay, Lucknow, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Pune and Nagpur.

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