IBL promoters likely to move court against Badminton Association of India

PTI
Published Apr 23, 2015, 11:40 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 9:35 am IST
The second season of the tourney didn’t start though Sporty Solutionz set the stage
Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal in action for Hyderabad Hotshots in the inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League in 2013. (Photo: File)
 Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal in action for Hyderabad Hotshots in the inaugural edition of the Indian Badminton League in 2013. (Photo: File)

New Delhi:  The promoters of the Indian Badminton League (IBL), Sporty Solutionz Pvt Limited (SSPL), are considering legal action against Badminton Association of India in the wake of reports that BAI has terminated the tournament agreement with them.

"SSPL, commercial rights holders and promoters of IBL as their first reaction will like to maintain that this act of the BAI is unlawful, unwarranted and against the very basics of the IBL agreement, which the BAI and the Maharashtra Badminton Association have signed with the promoters of IBL (SSPL) for a period of 10 years," said the promoters in a statement on Thursday.

 

The company said it will go to court if BAI doesn't resolve the issue amicably after reports emerged that the body plans to end the agreement and hold the IBL on its own.

"SSPL legal counsels are studying the case and will respond with an appropriate legal action against BAI and the Maharashtra Badminton Association. However, in the best interest of IBL, players and sports lovers SSPL is open to dialogue for an amicable resolution of the issue. SSPL is also open for a debate/discussion on any platform," it said.

"It is worth mentioning, that on three occasions BAI has agreed on a window for IBL Season 2 and back-tracked on their words. On each occasion SSPL had set the ball rolling. Engaged international players, incurred expenses on operations and bookings," it added.

 

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