Bangalore: Bangalore franchise of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) are keeping fingers crossed on the availability of Hu Yun after they requested the Chinese authorities to excuse the singles player from competing in their National Games.
"The franchise has requested the Chinese authorities to excuse Yun from the Chinese National Games. However, as a precaution we have asked the IBL governing body to allow us replacement for him, if he is not given permission," Banga Beats Chief Coach Vimal Kumar told PTI here.
Yun is set to participate in the Chinese National Games, the dates of which clashes with IBL itinerary, which will render Hong Kong's world number six unavailable in the later stages of the IBL. The Games is scheduled to be held at Liaoning from August 31 to September 12.