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Shuttler accuses Pullela Gopichand of harassment

1.99K   //    07 Nov 2012, 17:21 IST

Upcoming Indian shuttler, Prajakta Sawant, has accused national Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand of mental harassment, and filed a case against him in court for the same.

The 20 year old has asked for an enquiry against him after she was denied entry to the national coaching camp in Hyderabad, and has even asked for him to be restrained from sending teams to tournaments.

Prajakta claims she was denied entry after she asked for different sets of training partners in the camp, and went on to accuse him of favoritism towards players of certain states.

She has also alleged that Gopichand has destroyed the careers of many talented Indian shuttlers.

Both the Sports Authority of India and Badminton Association of India have come out in support of Gopichand, while the Bombay High Court has allowed her to resume training at the camp.

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