Shuttlers competing in the qualifiers at the India Open Super Series here Tuesday complained about the crammed scheduling on the first day of the tournament.
The schedule for the qualifying matches was changed at the last minute. The evening session was cancelled, which meant the players had to turn out for two back-to-back qualifying matches.
"The scheduling was bad. You can't expect such scheduling at an international event like Super Series," said Anup Sridhar
"It was changed last night and the players had to suffer. I thought that my second match will be around 5 p.m. but with this scheduling I got little over an hour to rest before I turned out for the next match," said Sridhar, who won both his matches to make it to the main draw of the men's singles.
This is the first Super Series badminton event that India is hosting.