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HC seeks BAI’s reply on over-aged players

 Agencies |  2016-07-18 22:45:28.0  |  New Delhi

Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva, however, refused to restrain the two players, alleged to be over-aged, who have participated in All India Junior Boys and Girls Under-17 and Under-19 Ranking Badminton Tournament 2016 at Thiruvananthapuram, as the event already ended on June 25. 

“Such interim order cannot be granted as the tournament is over. However, the respondent (BAI) should verify whether any over-aged players were allowed to participate in the national level badminton tournaments and file their report by July 19,” the court said.

Uttar Pradesh resident Issac Paul, in his petition alleged that his son missed on a chance to go to Kerala for the U-19 games after he was defeated by two over-aged players in selection trials. He alleged that the two were not below 19 years and had obtained fake age certificates.

 The petitioner also alleged that BAI, which is the governing body for the sport in India, has also failed to take note of his complaint. 

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