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.