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HC tells BAI, players to stop fighting
PTI
Mumbai, January 24, 2013
First Published: 23:33 IST(24/1/2013)
Last Updated: 23:35 IST(24/1/2013)

Asking the Badminton Association of India (BAI) and players to abstain from fighting on petty issues and not let sports suffer, the Bombay High Court on Thursday directed BAI to consider the entry of Jwala Gutta and Prajakta Sawant in upcoming international tournaments.

A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice AV Mohta was hearing a petition filed by Sawant, who had alleged mental harassment by chief national coach Pullela Gopichand.

Directing the BAI to consider the duo's entry for the German Open and All England Open, the court said, "In the last six months she (Sawant) has not been allowed to participate in any tournament. Why do you (BAI) want to mar her career and the game? Why should players and authority fight like this? Only the sports is suffering."


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