The Telegraph
Thursday , May 10 , 2012
Since 1st March, 1999

‘Shuttlers will not suffer’

Shuttlers registered with Jamshedpur District Badminton Association (JDBA) will not bear the brunt of the outfit losing affiliation to the Jharkhand Badminton Association (JBA).

A day after the state outfit severed ties with the district association, alleging foul play, JBA officials said all JDBA players would be considered for selection in national ties.

JBA secretary K. Prabhakar Rao, on Wednesday cleared the air, stating that the association would not play with the future of the shuttlers.

“Why victimise players? We will continue to back them,” Rao said.

JBA’s announcement came as a relief for players affiliated with JDBA. “JBA’s announcement is a relief. But the war between the two should end, as it is not good for the health of badminton,” said shuttler Shishir Kumar.

Rao also told The Telegraph that they would form a three-member ad hoc panel to oversee badminton activities in Jamshedpur. “We were forced to act against JDBA. We have documentary proof of the misdeeds of some senior functionaries,” he said, throwing charges of cash irregularities against JDBA secretary T.N. Choudhary.

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