Saina calls on BWF to hike Super Series prize money

Saina calls on BWF to hike Super Series prize money
By: Author
11 January 2017

Saina Nehwal has approached the Badminton World Federation (BWF) to build the prize cash on offer at Super Series occasions. 

The Indian shuttler trusts this ought to be done to keep best players from picking private groups — like the continuous Premier Badminton League (PBL) — over BWF-authorized occasions. 

In 2016, world class Super Series Premier competitions conveyed an aggregate prize cash of $700,000 (least addition of $50,000 in 2017). The singles victors brought home $52,500. The aggregate prize cash on offer at Super Series occasions — one rung lower than Super Series Premier — is $250,000 (least augmentation of $25,000 in 2017). The PBL conveys an aggregate prize cash of $10,00,000. 

"Private alliances offer more prize cash than Super Series occasions. On the off chance that you have two associations like PBL consistently, then everybody will play in alliances as opposed to Super Series. Players appreciate these classes, they earn substantial sums of money, and it is less strenuous as well. I ask for the BWF to expand the prize cash for Super Series occasions. A Super Series victor gets $50,000. It ought to be more. Players ought to be fiscally cheerful," Saina said. 

Saina, who speaks to Awadhe Warriors in the PBL, included, "A Grand Slam victor in tennis can make Rs. 21 crore (approx $3 million) — it is insane. That is the reason a considerable measure of youths need to take up tennis." 

Players' assessment 

The 2012 Olympics bronze award champ expressed that players ought to be counseled before the 11-point, best-of-five-amusements configuration is utilized as a part of BWF occasions. The way things are presently, the BWF has asked for its part countries to trial this abbreviated configuration. "In the event that players question this organization being utilized as a part of BWF competitions, then it ought not be transformed from the 21-point, best-of-three-amusements framework. You need to counsel the players. 

"You need to trial it in maybe a couple competitions, and not place it into Super Series occasions promptly. The two organizations can coincide. We can have four Grand Slam occasions — as they do in tennis — which can utilize 21-focuses design, while alternate occasions can have 11-focuses. Changing all competitions to 11-focuses won't be great," Saina said. 

"The 11-point diversion is intense. On the off chance that a player wins six focuses, it is intense for the rival to make up for lost time. Likewise, the long energizes will be remembered fondly. It's about taps and crushes," the 26-year-old clarified. 

The star shuttler included that she may skirt Awadhe's last gathering stage experience, against Chennai Smashers, to be held here on Wednesday. 

This implies the eagerly awaited conflict amongst Saina and P.V. Sindhu may not occur in the Bengaluru-leg. 

"I will consider resting (on Wednesday). I have to care for my knee, as I need to contend in the Malaysian Open. I will go hard and fast in the thump out phases of the PBL," she said.

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