IPTL: Cilic acknowledges payment issue at IPTL | Tennis News
PUNE: Croatian Marin Cilic on Wednesday acknowledged that there have been points with regard to gamers’ fee throughout the Worldwide Premier Tennis League (IPTL), which shut down final yr attributable to monetary crunch.
India’s celebrated participant Mahesh Bhupathi had launched the League in 2014 on the strains of a lot profitable cricket league IPL. It started with 4 groups with bases in India, Dubai, Singapore and Manila.
Japan was added within the 2015 season however in 2016 once more it was again to 4 groups with Manila backing out, reportedly as a result of the League didn’t fulfil its monetary obligations.
The League was not performed in 2017 as Singapore Slammers complained of fee points.
Cilic, who was a part of the UAE Royals staff within the 2015 version, didn’t elaborate a lot however acknowledged that the cash certainly was a difficulty.
“There have been some points, simply dangerous factor that it occurred like that for an occasion so profitable. I believe all issues will clear up. Wanting general, it’s totally optimistic for Asian cities the place there was not a lot tennis. Finest gamers on this planet got here and performed tennis. That was nice to see and fan response was very good,” Cilic mentioned after he made it to the quarterfinals of the Tata Open Maharashtra.
Bhupathi’s remark was sought on the problem when he got here to look at Sumit Nagal’s match on Tuesday however he had refused to talk on the problem.