BAI Recommends K Srikanth For Award After Player’s Apology

New Delhi: The Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI) has advisable Kidambi Srikanth for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award following participant’s apology to the federation for his conduct in the course of the Asian Championship earlier this 12 months.

Former World No. 1 Srikanth and HS Prannoy had left the squad at Asian Badminton Championship in Manila in February, regardless of being suggested to not depart, which put India’s probabilities of successful the medal on the championship in lurch, BAI stated on Friday in a media launch.

India misplaced in semi-finals in opposition to Indonesia. It led BAI to not advocate both of them on disciplinary grounds throughout for this 12 months’s Nationwide Sports activities Awards. Nonetheless, Srikanth has now tendered an unconditional apology and has been advisable for the celebrated award.

“We have received an email from Srikanth in which he has accepted the mistake and he has also promised to not indulge in such activities in the future. Considering the talent of Srikanth and the accomplishments, we have decided to recommend his name for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award,” BAI Basic Secretary Ajay Singhania stated in a press release.

The affiliation has additionally given 15 days’ time to Prannoy to reply on his misconduct.

Singhania stated: “There are several instances of disciplinary issues with Prannoy; the federation had been very tolerant all this while but in the recent past his attitude has forced BAI to take action and also relook at the disciplinary policies.”

“A show-cause letter has been issued for the remarks made. If the player fails to respond in the allotted time, BAI will be taking stern action against the shuttler,” he added.

Earlier this month, BAI had advocate doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty and males’s singles participant Sameer Verma for the Arjuna Award.

Following this, Prannoy had questioned the standards for Arjuna Award choice, saying gamers who had gained nothing have been advisable for the nationwide awards by BAI as a substitute of these with medals in Commonwealth Video games and Asian Championships.

“Same old story. Guy who has medals in CWG and Asian Championships not even recommended by the association. And guy who was not there on any of these major events recommended. #waah #thiscountryisajoke,” he had tweeted.

Prannoy had additionally discovered assist from Parupalli Kashyap. “Never actually understood the system of applying for an award. I hope this changes. Be strong bro,” Kashyap had replied on Prannoy’s tweet.


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