Press Esc to close
Saturday 05 September 2015
News updated at 3:45 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31.7°C
Min : 21.3°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Jwala, BAI decide to bury the hatchet

New Delhi, December 23, 2013, DHNS:
Jwala Gutta. DH Photo.

Ace doubles player Jwala Gutta and the Badminton Association of India (BAI) have reached a truce after being involved in a bitter row since the Indian Badminton League (IBL) in August.

 A BAI disciplinary committee had recommended a life ban on Jwala for her alleged role in trying to stop some players of her franchise Krrish Delhi Smashers from playing against Banga Beats following a last-minute replacement in the team in the event on August 25.

 The matter went to the Delhi High Court, which asked BAI to allow Jwala to participate in tournaments till the disciplinary authority takes a final decision on the matter.

 Jwala, who won her 14th national doubles title and second with Ashwini Ponnappa on Monday, said Ashwini and she were the best women’s doubles team in the country and hoped BAI would consider her for selection.  “We are the best and there is no doubt about it. We have been the best for quite sometime. Today, all eyes were on me and I am happy we were able to live up to the expectations. I hope I will be considered for the national selection now,” a jubilant Jwala said.

BAI president Akhilesh Dash Gupta said the chapter has been closed. “She has explained her stand. She is an asset to the team and we need to move ahead. The federation needs to take the players along. We are there for the players. This chapter is over for us,” he said.

 Added Jwala: “He was very understanding and I am hopeful that the matter will end. It is not my job to run to courts. My job is to play and I do not want all this to happen. I want to focus on the game.”


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
People travelling on the roof a passenger train to particapte in Janmashtami festival in Mathura...

People travelling on the roof a passenger train to particapte in Janmashtami festival in Mathura...

Sachin Tendulkar attends the Isha Gramothsavam, a rural revitalization programme in Coimbatore...

Sachin Tendulkar attends the Isha Gramothsavam, a rural revitalization programme in Coimbatore...

Forest officials welcome first batch of Dasara elephants...

Forest officials welcome first batch of Dasara elephants...

Traditional Yakshagana artist performs dance...

Traditional Yakshagana artist performs dance...

People buying Lord Krishna idols on the eve of Sri Krishna Janmashthami...

People buying Lord Krishna idols on the eve of Sri Krishna Janmashthami...

A view of heavy traffic jam on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway in Gurgaon on Friday...

A view of heavy traffic jam on Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway in Gurgaon on Friday...

One horned rhinoceros at a submerged area of the Kaziranga National Park in Assam...

One horned rhinoceros at a submerged area of the Kaziranga National Park in Assam...

Students from various parts of Karnataka perform Group Dance during the Samskrutika Habba...

Students from various parts of Karnataka perform Group Dance during the Samskrutika Habba...

Chennai- Mangalore Express derailment...

Chennai- Mangalore Express derailment...

Ducks on top of a submerged house in a flood affected village near Kaziranga...

Ducks on top of a submerged house in a flood affected village near Kaziranga...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523