Badminton chaos: 200 matches in a day, play goes on till 4 in the morning

The situation is so bad that parents have had to wake their kids up in the middle of the night to play matches. Referees meanwhile, have had to work for close to 20 hours.

updated: July 26, 2013 09:38 IST
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The problem of plenty is generally not a problem in sports. It gives a coach bigger pool of players to choose from. But here's an instance where it turned out to be a huge problem, at the sub-junior badminton nationals, being held in Durgapur in West Bengal.

Aggression should be seen on court, and not off it. Administrators and parents though, have been at loggerheads at the ongoing sub-junior badminton nationals in West Bengal. The reason being odd scheduling, with matches going on for over 19 hours in a day. The reason? Too many participants and too few courts.

"We've waited for hours between matches. There are matches happening till 2-3am in the morning.. Nobody's telling when the matches are. Sometimes they say report at 2, sometimes at 3," a player named Abhay told NDTV.

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