New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will now hear on March 3 the matter concerning lifetime ban on ace shuttler Jwala Gutta by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) for alleged indiscipline. A bench of justice V K Jain posted the matter for March 3 while granting more time to BAI to file its counter to Jwala’s plea against its decision to not allow her to participate in any international tournament in or outside India in view of the disciplinary committee’s recommendation for life ban on her for alleged indiscipline. Earlier, the court had stayed the October 7 order of BAI after which Jwala was able to participate in the Denmark Open Tournament held from October 15 to 20.
However, on October 25, the high court had declined Jwala’s plea for granting a stay on the ongoing inquiry proceedings by a committee set up by BAI. The BAI’s disciplinary committee has recommended a life ban on Gutta for trying to stop some players of her franchise from playing a match during the IBL tournament.