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Saina, Chong Wei get top base price for IBL auction

New Delhi, July 20, 2013, (IANS)
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India's women's badminton ace Saina NehwalWorld No.1 men's shuttler Lee Chong Wei Malaysia Indian Badminton LeagueIBLauction  and of have been given the top base price of $50,000 for the upcoming () players to be held here Monday.

Along with Saina and Lee, four Indian shuttlers - Parupalli Kashyap, Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa and P.V. Sindhu - have got a $50,000 base price tag to add to their Icon Player status for the franchise based tourney to be held across six Indian cities from Aug 14-31.

As was known, none of the top Chinese shuttlers are participating in the event apart from Zheng Bo (mens doubles) and Bao Chunlai (men's singles). Just the fact that they are from the most dominant country in the sport has led them to be given a base price of $40,000.


Apart from Kashyap and Lee, Thai World No.4 Boonsak Ponsana and Hong Kong's World No.6 Hu Yun also have got the highest base price of $50,000 in the men's singles. Other Indian shuttlers featuring in the auction list are Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram, priced at $30,000, and R.M.V. Gurusaidutt, at $25,000.

Surprisingly, former Olympic and World Champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia, who retired recently, has been given a base price of only $15,000.

In the women's singles, Germany's World No.4 Juliane Schenk and 2013 India Open Super Series champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand have also been tagged at $50,000.

Meanwhile, Danish World No.3 men's doubles pair Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, silver medallists at London Olympics, have also been priced at $50,000 and are expected to fetch much more. They are the only pair in their category to be given that rate.

In the mixed doubles, apart from icon players Jwala and Ashwini, Danish London Olympic bronze medallists Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen, along with Kamilla Juhl, have been given the highest bid price of $35,000.

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