New Delhi: world number 17 Daren Liew Malaysia today replaced by Wong Wing Ki Krrish team Delhi Smashers, after recent injury shuttler of Hong Kong at the World Championships in Guangzhou.
IBL the Governing Council approved a request from New Delhi, Smashers Krrish after Wong Wing unfortunate dismissal was transmitted to them by the Hong Kong Badminton Association. "It's a great feeling to be part of the IBL and I'm looking forward to join my teammates in Krrish Delhi Smashers, Daren Liew said.Malaysian Daren Liew took 17 in the world. AFP
Krrish Delhi Smashers CEO Kartikeya Rao said Liew will add value to his team. "Daren Liew is one of the most interesting players to watch in the sport and we hope to benefit enormously from this Association. We also wish the injured Wong Wing Ki a speedy recovery and a great future. "
Badminton Association of India (BAI) President, Dr. Akhilesh Das Gupta, said: "the unexpected expense of Wong Wing Ki paved the way for another talented shuttler to be part of the IBL. We welcome Liew is granted to the League and I hope that he will make his presence felt with his brilliant talent. "
«Commercial partner "IBL, Sports Director, Solutionz Ashish Chadha, said:" it is overwhelming to see the response from players around the globe for Indian Badminton League. Daren Liew comes as a great addition to the League in place of the injured Ki wing Wong ".
USD 1 million Vodafone IBL prepares to launch on 14 August with Krrish Delhi Smashers taking on Pune Pistons. In the year 2013 Edition will feature six franchises and the League will showcase all 90 games.
The top four franchises in the League will clash in the semifinals and the winners meet in the final in Mumbai on August 31.