At the end of the season, the Chinese Badminton Association announced a decision: the shutdown of the next season. The reason is very simple. The League will make way for the national team to prepare for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. The Badminton Super League in the 2019-2020 season will no longer be held.
Subsequently, Wang Wei, Secretary-General of the Chinese Badminton Association, explained that there was a precedent in the past, but now the Olympic task of the national team is arduous. All countries attach great importance to badminton, and the Chinese team is not as strong as before. After joint discussion and comprehensive consideration by the National Team Committee, such a decision can be made to better ensure the preparation of the national team for the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Wang Wei added: After the end of the Tokyo Olympic Games, experts from all walks of life will be invited to discuss how to make the League better and better. At present, the World Badminton Federation has many competitions, and the number of competitions it has to take part in every year is over 17. It is difficult to adjust the time for training. If we go all out to play in the league, there will be no time for the national players to adjust their condition and recover from injuries.
As he said, according to the rules of the World Badminton Federation, there must be enough Olympic points to participate in the Olympic Games. The integral period of the Tokyo Olympic Games is from April 29, 2019 to April 26, 2020. Although Yuchao lasted less than two months, it coincided with the Olympic integral period.
The national players run between Yuchao Club and National Team, which requires a lot of physical and energy. At the same time, pre-Olympic winter training is considered important. Last season Yuchao, Lindan and Jiaolong were absent from the League because they wanted to participate in systematic winter training.
It seems reasonable to let the national team players concentrate on the Olympic points. But it is worth pondering why the previous Olympic Yueyu Super League has not been suspended, and, as a top-tier national championship, why cancel can be cancelled.
Badminton is one of the most popular sports in China, but its ornamental is not as good as the three major balls or even table tennis. In recent years, Yuchao competition system has been constantly changing to meet the needs of tournaments, but the league has always been lack of external attention and sponsorslarge investment, less commercial obstacles, which has become a deep factor that Yuchao league can stop.
According to the information on the official website, the League lacks a name sponsor and few partners. Strategic partners include Li Ning, Victor and Eunix sports brands. The senior partner is Yizi Food. Hisense Group is the official partner.
The Badminton Super League founded in 2010 has been controversial. From the initial over-frequent competition system settings, Lindane suffered from unpaid door, to several times exposed due to sponsorship conflicts caused by on-the-spot disturbances, and then last season Jianlong and Lindane and other major brand absences. As the pioneer of the professional league of badminton, China Badminton Super League has been negatively shrouded for a long time.
In the case of business operation is not optimistic, now, Yuchao League will be airing for another year.