Lin Dan Almost Banned To Play China Badminton Superleague
The China badminton star Lin Dan was almost banned to play the China Badminton Superleague on Wednesday. China Badminton Superleague is very much famous for the disputes between player’s personal sponsors and league sponsors.
This is the reason why many players before also suffered ban to play China Badminton Superleague. League started in 2010 and since then these conflicts are arising and also continues in 2017-18 edition.
In 2014 various players suffered ban in the middle of China Badminton Superleague due to conflicts between their personal sponsors and league sponsors. Those players are known faces like Lee Chong Wei, Ratchanok Intanon, Mohammad Ahsan/Hendra Setiawan.
Lin Dan also suffered a ban in 2015 due to conflict between his personal sponsor YONEX and league sponsor VICTOR. This time again Lin Dan was almost banned to play the first match of China Badminton Superleague on Wednesday. The official sponsor of the league Li Ning almost stopped him from entering the court as he was carrying the Yonex Badminton kit with him. After some discussion and negotiation he played his first men’s single match against Huang Yuxiang of Zhejiang for Qingdao. Hence the live telecast of the match disabled.
Although Qingdao won by 4-1 in the match but still faced a strict warning from leagues officials and a fine of 12000 dollars Yuan.
Comparison between China Badminton Superleague and Badminton Premier League of India
China is the root for Badminton. Many great legends have evolved from China but still disputes like unpaid wages, sponsorship conflicts have arisen in recent years. While on the other hand Badminton Premier League of India has gone up the tables. Last year BPL attracted around 6 crores fans from India and all over the world. The new edition is starting on 23rd December 2017. Two Indian stars Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will play against each other in first game of Badminton Premier League. Many international players are also taking part this year which includes former world no 1 Carolina Marin of Spain, world no 1 Victor Axelsen of Denmark, Tai Tzu Ying, Lee Yong-Dae, Yoo Yeon-Seong, Son Wan-Ho etc.
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