BAI chief to write to Jwala after life ban recommendation

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 05 October 2013, 08:49 PM

Badminton Association of India President Akhilesh Das Gupta will seek a response from Jwala Gutta following BAI disciplinary committee's recommendation of a life ban on the top Indian doubles shuttler for trying to stop some players of her franchise Krrish Delhi Smashers from playing a match against Banga Beats in the inaugural IBL.

"The BAI president is writing to Jwala Gutta for her response on the recommendation report," a well-placed source in the BAI said.

"She will have seven days to respond," he added.

In a surprise decision, BAI's disciplinary committee recommended a life ban on Jwala for her role in the Indian Badminton League controversy.

"The disciplinary committee has recommended a life ban or suspension for a certain period of time on Jwala Gutta for her role in the IBL controversy," a senior BAI official said.

"The recommendation has been circulated to the member associations but no decision has been taken as of now. It has not been implemented."

S Muralidharan, chairman of BAI's disciplinary committee, said: "I don't want to talk about it much. It is the discretion of BAI President Mr Akhilesh Das Gupta and on an unconditional apology, Jwala can be set free. But she should feel apologetic for what happened."

A controversy had erupted during the August 25 tie when Delhi smashers had threatened to pull out against Banga Beats over the last-minute replacement of injured singles player, Hu Yun of Hong Kong with Denmark's Jan Jorgensen.

As an icon player of Delhi Smashers, Jwala was involved in the whole matter, which was resolved after Beats finally left out Jorgensen and played Arvind Bhat, who was already part of the team.

First Published: Saturday, October 05, 2013 08:46 PM
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