Bombay HC asks shuttler Sawant to improve

 The Bombay High Court on Monday asked shuttler Prajakta Sawant to improve her performance on the badminton court to make herself eligible for selection in the core Indian team.

A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice M S Sanklecha was hearing a petition filed by the 19-year-old shuttler last year alleging harassment by chief national coach Pullela Gopichand and that she was left out of the national coaching camp at his behest.

BAI counsel Nimay Dave informed the court that Sawant had performed poorly in recently held Syed Modi tournament in Lucknow due to which she was not selected in the All England Open and German Open events.

“Now start spending more time on the badminton court instead of here (high court). This litigation cannot go on and on. We need to put an end to this,” chief justice Shah said.
Sawant’s counsel Piyush Shah pleaded with court to give another hearing to the petitioner saying selection process for other Indian tournaments would be underway soon.
The court then posted the matter on February 10.

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