The Bombay High Court on Monday asked shuttler Prajakta Sawant who had levelled allegations of mental harassment against India`s chief national coach Pullela Gopichand to improve her performance on badminton court to make herself eligible for selection in the core Indian team.
Following Bombay High Court`s directive to include Prajakta Sawant in the mixed doubles competition, the Badminton Association of India (BAI) today revised its draws in the doubles category of the 78th Senior National Championships at Siri Fort stadium here.
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) Thursday had to revise its draws for the doubles competitions of the National Championships here after the Bombay High Court Wednesday directed them to allow Prajakta Sawant to participate in the mixed doubles event.
The Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked Sports Authority of India and the Union Government to conduct an inquiry to find out why badminton player Prajakta Sawant was not picked up in the Indian team for international matches.
The IOCL pair of Aparna Balan and Prajakta Sawant prevailed over Ashwini Ponnappa and Arathi Sara Sunil of ONGC 27-25, 21-15 in the women`s final doubles on the penultimate day of the 35th PSPB Inter Unit Badminton Tournament here Thursday.
Jwala Gutta defended her current doubles partner Prajakta Sawant over her dispute with coach Pullela Gopichand and wondered why the country`s other shuttlers were not interecting with the Mumbai player on Tuesday.
Seeking a compromise formula, the Bombay High Court today asked the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to consider whether it would bear the expenses for participation of player Prajakta Sawant in international tournaments.
Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal today stood by her coach Pullela Gopichand, who had been accused of "mental harassment" by doubles specialist Prajakta Sawant, stating that she is totally "unaware" about "how these things are coming out."
In a relief to shuttler Prajakta Sawant, who had accused national coach Pullela Gopichand of "mental harassment", the Bombay High Court has allowed the badminton player to attend the training camp at Gopichand`s academy in Hyderabad.