IBL auctions: Jwala Gutta hurt, dejected but says love for badminton intact

Doubles specialist Jwala Gutta says she wasn't informed that her base price was being cut. She however says she was never a quitter and will not become one now.

updated: July 24, 2013 13:16 IST
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Indian badminton star Jwala Gutta has expressed her disappointment at her base price being reduced by half in the Indian Badminton League auction that was conducted on Monday.

"As players we are hurt," Jwala told members of the press on Wednesday. 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.

Jwala and Ashwini were signed up for the IBL as icon players, but due to the absense of a doubles event, the duo were initially unsold at the auction.

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