Angry Jwala Gutta may drag BAI to court over IBL row

Oct 07, 2013, 01:44 IST | IANS

India's top doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta may go to the court against Badminton Association of India (BAI) for threatening to ban her for life over a row during the Indian Badminton League (IBL).

Jwala’s coach Syed Mohammad Arif has advised her to file a defamation suit against BAI for going to press without issuing her a ban notice.

Jwala Gutta
Jwala Gutta

The shuttler has not yet reacted to recommendation of BAI's disciplinary committee for a life ban on her for trying to stop players of her franchise Krrish Delhi Samshers from playing a match against Bangla Beats.

She was agitated after Bangla Beats were allowed to replace their injured Hong Kong player Hu Yun with Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark. She is maintaining silence at the advise of Arif.

“I asked her not to react till the federation issues her a notice. She can then move to court. I, in fact, advised her to file a defamation case,” Arif, the former chief national coach, said.

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