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QSI ready to back new padel tour as turf war intensifies

President Nasser Al Khelaifi during a Paris Saint-Germain press conference on August 11, 2021 (by Sebastien Muylaert/Getty Images)

Qatar Sports Investments, the state backed body chaired by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, has submitted a proposal to back a new global professional competition series for padel in the midst of a turf war between stakeholders in the emerging sport.

The new series would compete against the established World Padel Tour with QSI and Al-Khelaïfi having held talks with the new Professional Padel Association (PPA) and the International Padel Federation (FIP) over their plans.

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