Will go through High Court order before taking decision on Jwala Gutta: BAI
Jwala, who had won the bronze medal in 2011 World Championship in London and the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold along with partner Ashwini Ponnappa, is unlikely to be able to participate in the Denmark Open as the BAI had withdrawn her entry from the event on Wednesday.
The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Thursday said it will honour the Delhi High Court's verdict on Jwala but said any further decision on the ace doubles shuttler would be taken only after going through the copy Court's judgement.
Jwala, who has been recommended a life ban by the BAI disciplinary committee, got a reprieve today when the Delhi High Court accepted her plea and allowed her to participate in upcoming tournaments till the three-member committee takes a final decision on the issue of her alleged indiscipline.
"We honour the court's decision. We have already requested the BWF (Badminton World Federation) to consider Jwala's entry. It is up to them to decide now," BAI general secretary Vijai Sinha told PTI.
"I don't have much idea about what the rule is regarding such a situation. We have to go through the court's verdict properly before taking any further decision," he added.
Jwala, who had won the bronze medal in 2011 World Championship in London and the 2010 Commonwealth Games gold along with partner Ashwini Ponnappa, is unlikely to be able to participate in the Denmark Open as the BAI had withdrawn her entry from the event yesterday.
However, now it will be up to the BWF to decide whether to accept Jwala's entry for Denmark Open after it was already withdrawn.
A couple of days back BAI'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.
Delhi Smashers led by icon player Jwala had threatened to pull out of the match over the last minute replacement of injured singles player Hu Yun of Hong Kong with Denmark's Jan O Jorgensen, a higher ranked shuttler.
The BAI demanded an "unconditional apology" from the feisty shuttler to reconsider her case.