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.
Two days after hinting at a pullout after their base price was slashed at the Indian Badminton League (IBL) auctions, men`s doubles specialists Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas today decided to compete in the franchise-based tournament.
Doubles pair Sanave Thomas and KT Rupesh Kumar confirmed their participation in the Indian Badminton League (IBL), two days after hinting that they might consider pulling out over their reduced base price at players` auction.
The charge by India`s top doubles players K.T. Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas that they, like fellow players Ashwini Ponnappa and Jwala Gutta, have been shortchanged at the auction was denied by the organisers of the Indian Badminton League (IBL).
The first shuttle is yet to be struck but the discontent with the Indian Badminton League is only rising with men`s doubles specialists Rupesh Kumar and Sanave Thomas hinting at a pullout, claiming that their base prices too were slashed without informing them.
Ajay Jayaram shepherded the Indian men`s team to a 5-0 whitewash of hosts Macau in Thomas Cup but their female counterparts failed to make a wining start to their campaign as they lost 2-3 to Malaysia in the Uber Cup (Asia Zone) tournament on Tuesday.