Indian star shuttler Saina Nehwal on Monday lost her cool when her father’s name was removed from the list of Indian team officials for the Commonwealth Games 2018.
Now, less than 24 hours after of Saina’s tweet, good news has finally arrived for the celebrated Indian badminton player. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has cleared Harvir Singh’s accommodation at the Gold Coast’s Commonwealth Games.
On Monday, the Olympic bronze medallist took her Twitter handle to show her frustration towards the Commonwealth Games Federation.
She wrote, "Surprise to see that when we started from India for commonwealth games 2018 my father was confirmed as the team official and I paid the whole amount for that but when we came to the games village ... his name was cut from team official category .. and he can't even stay with me’’.
She further lashed out at CGF and wrote that her father can’t see her matches and can’t even enter the village, what kind of support is this.
"I wanted his support as I regularly take him for my competitions ...but i didn't understand why nobody informed me all this earlier .. that he can't enter anywhere #CommonwealthGames2018’’, she added.
Saina’s father Harvir Singh Nehwal cleared to be a part of the Indian contingent earlier, was not funded by the government for their stay and other expenses later.
Saina Nehwal won the gold medal at the Delhi Commonwealth Games in the year 2010 but due to injury couldn’t compete in Glasgow in 2014.
I would like to thank Rajiv Mehta and team IOA for all the support and also Rajyawardhan Rathore Sir for helping me out with this accreditation issue.— ANI (@ANI) April 3, 2018
It’s sorted and I would like to apologise if I have given any trouble to them: Saina Nehwal #CWG2018 (file pic) pic.twitter.com/FTvf0MurNL