Thailand GP Gold: Parupalli Kashyap fumes at poor scheduling
Parupalli Kashyap’s match on the opening day was scheduled post 12 am with his second round tie to be played at 12 pm the next day.other sports Updated: May 30, 2017 23:40 IST
Poor scheduling of matches came to the fore once again when top Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap was left to play his opening round match at Thailand Grand Prix Gold past midnight at Bangkok.
Kashyap’s match was the last of the opening day and it was scheduled after 12am with his second round match to be held at 12pm the next day.
This is not the first time that matches have been poorly scheduled. India’s doubles specialist Jwala Gutta had slammed the poor scheduling when she had to play two matches on a day during the 2012 London Olympics.
During last year’s All England Championship, the match between Lee Chong Wei and India’s Sai Praneeth started around 3 am Indian time.
The qualifying rounds of Super Series tournaments also face similar scheduling issues when shuttlers don’t get enough time to rest due to lack of enough time between matches.