A Qatari company led by Nasser Al-Khulaifi tries to save “Badel” players from the Spanish monopoly

Doha – “Al Quds Al Arabi”: Qatar Sports Investments Company, led by Nasser Ghanem Al-Khulaifi, is considering organizing a new international padel sports championship and this tournament will have a great impact on global sports and this tournament it will also play a pivotal role in the lives of professional players who will be treated as the world’s elite athletes and save them from the monopoly contracts of a Spanish company that controls them. Sources revealed to “Al-Quds Al-Arabi” that the tournament that Nasser Al-Khelaifi, president of the beIN Media Group, president of the European Club Association and president of Paris Saint-Germain, seeks to organize under the aegis of an e professional federation, and this step will open the doors to professionals and amateurs of Arab talents, who are increasingly adopting the sport of paddling. Qatar Sports Investments Company and its president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, have held talks with the new Badel Professional Players Association and the International Badel Federation to discuss a plan to expand the sport globally and no decision has yet been made at the about. A world championship in Qatar and the International Paddle Federation, as well as a group of players, personally contacted Al-Khelaifi, after the Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton Federation hosted a paddle tour, considered the best paddle tour ever, during Qatar will host the Padel World Championship in November, led by Al-Khelaifi, who passed through Doha. The initial plan for the new Badil World Championship, under the auspices of the Qatar Sports Investments Company, will include the organization of 10 international tournaments in 2022 and 2023, including four main tournaments (Grand Slams), which are expected to start at the start. of March 2022 in Qatar. This number could rise to 30 tournaments by 2024, where winners will receive financial rewards that exceed the value of the prizes currently on offer. Padel is an emerging sport The sport of padel, which combines tennis and squash, is one of the sports in fastest growing in the world. The sport has seen a global turnout of amateur and professional participants and is witnessing great growth in the Arab world, where Qatar today includes around 20,000 players and practitioners of the sport. The spread of the sport of padel in the region has been aided by the emergence of prominent Arab names, including brothers Abdulaziz, Muhammad and Khaled al-Kuwari from Qatar and Abdullah al-Sisi from Egypt, and among international players who love the padel – Zinedine Zidane, David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lionel Messi and Neymar da Silva Santos. Spain monopolizes the players and the most important professional players are currently tied to Premier League contracts, owned by the private sector and managed by the Spanish company Estrella Dam. In this closed tournament, called Badel World Tour, the only option for players to contract is to sue with the aim of freeing oneself from contractual obligations, which are the main deterrent to the growth of this professional sport. Qatar Sports Investments, in collaboration with the International Padel Federation, aims to have padel sports as part of the Los Angeles Olympic Games in 2028. In addition to his presidency of Qatar Sports Investments, Nasser Al-Khelaifi is President of the beIN Media Group, and President of the European Club Association The president of Paris Saint-Germain. Al-Khelaifi is known for his passion for the sport of padel because he was a professional tennis player and is president of the Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton Federation and vice president of the Asian Tennis Federation. He plays as an amateur. BeIN SPORTS network has obtained exclusive broadcasting rights for the PADS World Championships, which took place last year in 37 countries, including the Middle East and North Africa, Asia Pacific and North America. After the tournament, which was to take place in 2020, was postponed due to the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, Qatar was able to organize the tournament in five days between 15 and 20 November 2021, crowned by a success. Interestingly, Qatar Sports Investments Company has extensive experience in creating brands and developing financial projects (the value of Paris Saint-Germain increased by $ 70 million at the time of its acquisition and when it was winning hardly any titles, at $ 2.5 billion now, and has a leading men’s and women’s teams being seen in Worldwide in television and on the Internet. His vast experience is of paramount importance to the Federation, the PFA and the International Olympic Committee.