About 200 gamers will enter below the hammer when the public sale for the inaugural version of the Grand Prix Badminton League (GPBL) will happen on Sunday. GPBL has eight franchises – Bengaluru Lions, Mangalore Sharks, Mandya Bulls, Mysore Panthers, Malnad Falcons, Bandipur Tuskers, KGF Wolves and Kodagu Tigers. Every workforce consists of a most of eight gamers every and will embody an icon participant, a minimal of two degree 1 and degree 2 gamers, respectively, and likewise a minimal of two feminine gamers, together with the icon class.
Every workforce has a star mentor, together with Kidambi Srikanth, Sai Praneeth, Ashwini Ponappa, Chirag Shetty, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy, HS Prannoy, PV Sindhu and Jwala Gutta. “That is the primary season and I believe there are numerous proficient gamers and every workforce will look to decide on a balanced facet,” stated the two-time Olympic medalist Sindhu, who’s mentoring the Bengaluru Lions.
“To be trustworthy, I’ve no expectations, however I’ll undoubtedly information and information my workforce as a lot as attainable and if we win, it will be an important begin for GPBL.” Mithun Manjunath, Raghu Mariswamy, Daniel Farid, Saneeth Dayanand, Prakash Raj, Sai Pratheek, Janani Ananthkumar and Tanya Hiremath acquired Icon standing.
Whereas the portfolio of gamers per workforce can be a most of Rs 12 lakh, the fundamental payment for Icon gamers is Rs 2.5 lakh and the wage ceiling is Rs three.5 lakh. The minimal wage for Tier 1 gamers is ready at Rs 75,000 and the ceiling is Rs 2 lakh. Stage three gamers will earn a minimal wage of Rs 25,000 and a most of Rs 50,000.
A complete money prize of 60 lei is at stake, with 24 lei for the winners, whereas in second place they may put 12 lei of their pocket. The semi-finalists will obtain a verify for Rs 6 lakh every, whereas the fifth place workforce will obtain Rs four lakh. The final three ranked groups will win Rs three lakh, Rs 2 lakh and Rs 1 lakh respectively.