Prajakta Sawant

  • HC directs BAI to accept shuttler's entry for national tourney December 18, 2013

    Mumbai: In a reprieve to shuttler Prajakta Sawant, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday directed the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to accept her entry for the upcoming national tournament to be held in Delhi. A division bench of Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice MS Sanklecha was hearing an application...
  • Now fit to play in IBL: Jwala Gutta August 24, 2013

    Bangalore: Krrish Delhi Smashers icon player Jwala Gutta said she is fit to play in the Indian Badminton League (IBL) after missing out on the last three legs of the tourney. The doubles shuttler missed the Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune legs because of a shoulder sprain after playing the opening round...
  • HC seeks compromise solution to Prajakta Sawant-Gopichand feud January 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Seeking a compromise formula, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to consider whether it would bear the expenses for participation of player Prajakta Sawant in international tournaments. The court said that pursuant to BAI's reply, it might advise Sawant to withdraw her allegations...
  • Prajakta Sawant's petition malicious: Gopichand January 23, 2013

    Mumbai: Chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand termed the petition filed by shuttler Prajakta Sawant as "false and malicious" in his affidavit submitted to the Bombay High Court here on Wednesday. The 19-year-old Sawant, in her petition, had alleged mental harassment by Gopichand after she was refused entry to the...
  • High Court reprimands Gopichand for running private academy December 10, 2012

    High Court asserts that it is not rightful for national coaches to have private academies. HC's statement has come on the plea of badminton player Prajakta Sawant against Pullela Gopichand. ...
  • Jwala Gutta backs Prajakta's claims about Gopichand November 9, 2012

    Ace shuttler Jwala Gutta came out in support of Prajakta Sawant, who had accused Pullela Gopichand of biasness, stating that a national coach with a private academy will have conflict of interest regarding selection matters. ...
  • Saina Nehwal stands by under-fire Gopichand November 7, 2012

    Hyderabad: Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal stood by her coach Pullela Gopichand, who had been accused of "mental harassment" by doubles specialist Prajakta Sawant, stating that she is totally "unaware" about "how these things are coming out." "Look at me. I am standing here today as World No 3. I would...
  • Shuttler accuses Gopichand of mental harassment November 7, 2012

    Mumbai: In a relief to shuttler Prajakta Sawant, who had accused national coach Pullela Gopichand of mental harassment, the Bombay High Court has allowed the badminton player to attend the training camp at Gopichand's academy in Hyderabad. Sawant, 19, who has won seven international medals, had approached the high court after...