New Delhi: Doubles specialists Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa were left disappointed with the Indian Badminton League's decision to slash their base price at the last moment in the Player's auction and termed it as "disrespectful" and "absurd".
Commonwealth Games women's doubles champions Jwala and Ashwini were two of the six icon players, who went under the hammer on Monday but just hours ahead of the player's auction, the IBL decided to reduce their base price from $50,000 (Rs 29,86,264) to $25,000 (14,93,125) after consultation with the six franchises. (Watch: Gutta speaks to NDTV, says she wants respect)
In the auction, Jwala went to Krrish Delhi Smashers at $31,000 (Rs 18,51,520), while Pune Pistons bagged Ashwini for the base price of $25,000. (Full list of players auctioned in IBL)