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24 May, 2018
League has recently sent a termination notice to the Lucknow team’s franchisee
for the non-payment offense. The Lucknow Badminton team which is led by the
talented Saina Nehwal, is owned and operated by Sahara India Pariwar.
Warriors are serving the termination notice as they failed to deposit an estimated
franchise fee of INR 3.5 crore, as reported by The English Tribune and The
Tribune. The Badminton League’s franchisee team is presently in talks with the SportzLive
& Entertainment and the Badminton Association of India.
has requested BAI and SportzLive some time to clear the payment, however,
according to the sources, the paper reported that Sahara India wants to pay in
Sadly, the termination
notice is being served by the Badminton League’s partner SportzLive which, however,
BAI is not aware of at the moment. I have just taken over as the new general
secretary of the federation and I am not aware whether we have served any
notice,” BAI general-secretary Ajai Kumar Singhania has told The Tribune.
Adventure Sports Limited, a group company of Sahara India Pariwar, bought the
team Awadhe Warriors back in 2013. However, the Indian Badminton League then
conceptualized and launched the team under the expert guidance of founder commercial
partner- Sporty Solutionz Pvt. Ltd.
BAI is still
awaiting on the final decision between the Sahara India and the Awadhe Warriors
regarding their future relationship.