Jwala Gutta's life ban harsh, say former players

In a surprise decision, the Badminton Association of India's disciplinary committee recommended a life ban on Jwala for trying to stop some players of her franchise Krrish Delhi Smashers from playing a match against Banga Beats in the recent Indian Badminton League.

updated: October 07, 2013 17:45 IST
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New Delhi: Throwing their weight behind an embattled Jwala Gutta, several former players have described the Badminton Association of India disciplinary committee's recommendation of a life ban on the star doubles player as "ridiculous and harsh".

"It is a very harsh decision. I think BAI could have dealt with it in a quieter way and not go to the press and defame her in this way," former national champion Arvind Bhat said. (Related read: Jwala Gutta's father says she is being targeted)

"I don't know exactly what she said during the IBL match but whatever it is, life ban recommendation is too harsh.

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