Jwala Gutta slams the Indian Badminton League - Highlights

The ace Indian shuttler was bought by Delhi Smashers for USD 31,000 despite a base price of USD 50,000. Says she wants respect.

Updated: July 24, 2013 11:49 IST
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Jwala Gutta said she was disappointed with her base price being cut at the Indian Badminton League auction. However she was still positive that the franchise-based badminton tournament would be a success. The highlights from Jwala's press conference:

- I play both singles and doubles. But i wasn't told (by Indian Badminton League) organizers that doubles event was cancelled and my base price would be reduced.

- However I'm still excited to play for the Delhi Smashers in the IBL, I am not a quitter.

- I'm a positive person. I hope such things are not repeated in the future

- As long as players are benefiting (from the IBL) I'm very happy; first time that players are getting such financial benefits.

- I'm sure the Indian Badminton league will be fun. This is the first year of the tournament. I hope everybody enjoys it.

- I'm sure the Indian Badminton League will be very colourful.

- I'm not playing badminton for money, there are other ways to earn money. I enjoy playing the game.

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