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SBD Global/February 13, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Badminton Association Of Malaysia Hopes To Secure Prize Money From BWF For World Meet

The Badminton World Federation has declared it will be making "tens of millions" in revenue, according to THE STAR. Badminton Association of Malaysia Secretary Ng Chin Chai hopes that BWF would channel some of it to the annual World Championships as prize money "in a bid to make the tournament more appealing." The world meet is held annually and is the second most prestigious tournament in the BWF calendar after the Olympics. However, it "does not offer prize money." Chin Chai said that it was "high time" that it introduced prize money. Chin Chai said, "It's great to hear that BWF are making money. Finally, the world body can think about offering prize money for the World Championships" (THE STAR, 2/12).
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