Jwala Gutta welcomes court's observation on Pullela Gopichand's Academy

Speaking to mediapersons, Jwala Gutta said that she has been questioning the dual-role for some time now, in her own way. "I have been asking the same question and I am happy the court acknowledged the same. It's (the ruling) a good thing and it (dual role of the national selector) shouldn't be this way. We don't allow professors to run private institutes, this is the same," she said.

updated: December 10, 2012 23:06 IST
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Hyderabad: India's ace shuttler Jwala Gutta on Monday 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 (SAI).

She told reporters here that the academy was running fully on commercial lines though it was the government which allotted land for it and was also giving the funds.

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