Jwala Gutta slams the Indian Badminton League - Highlights

Updated: 24 July 2013 11:49 IST

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.

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.

Topics : Badminton Jwala Gutta
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