India’s ace women’s doubles shuttler, G. Jwala said she would love to play on the badminton court and not engage in battles in the court of law. “That is not what I am looking for. I love to be out there,” she said pointing to Fateh Maidan Indoor Stadium courts, where she had learnt the basics of the game since she was 10.
“I always believe that no one can stop me from playing unless I decide to quit the sport. I am born to play badminton and can’t think of anything else,” she said.
Jwala and Ashwini Ponnappa will miss next week’s Denmark Open championship, where they were slated to play in women’s doubles as they could not complete the formalities, including getting visa by 4 p.m. on Friday.
Speaking for the first time after the Delhi High Court order, which directed the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to let her compete in the Denmark Open pending final view by a BAI panel, Jwala said though the BAI was not in direct contact with her, she was informed that the association had communicated to the organisers withdrawing its letter that barred her entry in the wake of the recent IBL (Indian Badminton League) row.