Bombay High Court raps Gopichand

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 10, 2012 11:20 hrs

Mumbai, Dec 10 (IANS) The Bombay High Court here Monday rapped national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand for running a private academy in Hyderabad.

According to the court, it is "ethically" wrong for Gopichand to run a training academy. This was in response to a petition filed by Mumbai shuttler Prajakta Sawant in November alleging mental harassment after not being allowed to participate in the national camp.

"Ethically, the coach who also heads the selection panel should not run a private academy. He may be a good coach. We are not saying otherwise. But in the interest of justice and fairness, a national coach, also part of the selection panel, should not run a private camp," Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice A.V. Mohta said.

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