Jwala welcomes court rap on Gopichand
India shuttler Jwala Gutta yesterday welcomed Bombay High Court's observation that it is ethically wrong for chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand to run a private academy in Hyderabad
The women’s doubles player also questioned Gopichand Academy for collecting huge money from the budding players despite the fact that it came up on a government land and is funded by the Sports Authority of India.
She told reporters here the academy was running on commercial lines though it was allotted land and funded by the govt. Gutta alleged that only those who get coaching at the academy were selected for tournaments.
“I know a player who was in the top five but not sent to the nationals as he is from LB Stadium,” said Gutta, who Prajakta Sawant, after she dragged Gopichand to court, alleging that Gopichand was “mentally harassing” her by not allowing her to participate in the All India National Coaching Camp in Hyderabad.