All India Sub-Junior Underneath-13 Rating Badminton match in Mohali halted halfway over age-fudging difficulty


The All India Sub-Junior Underneath-13 Rating Badminton Match being performed at Shivalik Faculty in Mohali was abruptly stopped on Friday.

The fourth day of the seven-day badminton match was marred by controversy as aggrieved dad and mom protested towards exceeding the age restrict of the individuals, forcing the organizers to halt the matches.

This was the primary time within the historical past of Indian badminton {that a} match was stopped halfway on account of over-age fraud.

Punjab Badminton Affiliation is organizing the match underneath the aegis of Badminton Affiliation of India (BAI). After the qualifying rounds had been held throughout the first three days, the primary draw matches started on Friday.

The scheduled U-13 ladies’ singles matches had been held for the primary few hours from 9 am to 11 am. Extra matches had been to be held on Friday from 9 am to 7 pm.

Nevertheless, these competitions had been suspended on account of protests by dad and mom offended towards over-aged gamers taking part within the match.

A number of circumstances of age-fudging got here to the fore throughout the All India Sub-Junior U-13 Rating Match (June 19 to 25) in Hyderabad. Now an identical scene has come to the fore within the ongoing Underneath-13 occasion in Mohali.

The organizing committee put up a notice at Shivalik School Mohali on Friday.  (pic credit: BAI)
The organizing committee put up a discover at Shivalik Faculty Mohali on Friday. (pic credit score: BAI)

Match’s chief referee Manjusha Sahasrabuddhe tried arduous to manage the aggrieved dad and mom however couldn’t accomplish that. He informed Sportskeeda on Friday:

“From the very first day of the match, I began getting protest letters from dad and mom. To this point we’ve got acquired greater than 70 letters about over aged gamers. Based on some dad and mom about 15 gamers are clearly over-aged within the match. Many dad and mom received aggressive right now and sat on the court docket and compelled us to cease the match.”

The Pune-based chief referee of the match wished to go forward with Friday’s scheduled first spherical matches. Nevertheless, hostile protests by a gaggle of oldsters prevented him from finishing the play sequence.

Some dad and mom additionally raised slogans towards BAI and basic secretary Sanjay Mishra for not taking motion towards the alleged cheaters. The primary referee defined:

“The protesting dad and mom wished the organizers to bar these ’15-odd overage gamers’ from taking part in right now. They mentioned that if they’re allowed to play, we is not going to enable the match to be held and can enter the taking part in subject. They sat on the court docket for an hour. We tried to pacify them however nothing occurred. After this, after a protracted drama, it has been determined to cease the matches for a day.

BAI observer Bamang Tago fails to pacify offended dad and mom at Mohali badminton match

Arunachal Badminton Affiliation secretary Bamang Tago was current on the venue when all of the drama unfolded. Nevertheless, regardless of a number of requests, Tiago couldn’t fulfill the irate dad and mom. Speaking about the identical, he mentioned:

“I pay attention patiently to all of the aggrieved dad and mom. I perceive his viewpoint and in addition respect his views. They had been upset on the lack of concrete motion from BAI regardless of a whole bunch of over-aged gamers taking part within the Hyderabad and Mohali tournaments. I’ve given my suggestions relating to right now’s developments to BAI Common Secretary Sanjay Mishra.”

BAI supervisors mentioned that Sanjay Mishra would attain Mohali on Friday evening. He’ll resolve the issue by assembly with the aggrieved dad and mom on Saturday morning.

The aggrieved dad and mom have additionally approached the organizing secretary Tejinder Bedi protesting the participation of over-aged gamers within the match and demanding fast motion. Bedi mentioned:

“BAI Secretary Sanjay Mishra will attempt to discover out the precise drawback with regard to the protest by the aggrieved dad and mom. After the assembly, BAI will take a remaining name on the resumption of matches. We’re hopeful {that a} fruitful resolution will come and we are able to conduct the remainder of the match.”

Bedi confirmed that BAI Secretary Sanjay Mishra would work together with the dad and mom at 7 am on Saturday. BAI joint secretaries KK Sharma and Surinder Mahajan are additionally anticipated to attend Saturday’s assembly.

The match, which began on June 28, will finish on July 3.

Sportskeeda broke the information final week and highlighted the problems of rampant age fraud within the Hyderabad match.

Taking critical observe of the proceedings on the Chetan Anand Sports activities Middle in Hyderabad, Sandeep Hebal, one of many members of the Age Fraud Committee, wrote a letter to the BAI on Saturday.




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