In the aftermath of witnessing her father Harvir Singh Nehwal’s shocking removal from the 2018 Commonwealth Games Indian officials list on Monday, Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal lashed out at CWG federation for their unfair treatment ahead of the mega sporting event at Gold Coast in Australia. Lashing out at the CWG authorities on social media, an agitated Saina Nehwal tweeted about the unfair treatment given to his father ahead of the Commonwealth Games at Gold Coast. Saina said that she was surprised to see that her father’s name was removed from the Indian official list despite receiving the confirmation of his name as the team official when she started her journey for Gold Coast from India.
Saina Nehwal even paid the whole amount but was only left shell-shocked when she touchdown Australia and her father’s name was cut from team official category when they arrived to the games village. Earlier the Sports Ministry announced that the parents of badminton stars Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will travel to Gold Coast as part of the Indian contingent and their travel expense will be covered by the government. In response to Indian sports Ministry’s humble gesture, the much-obliged athletes decided to take their parents on their own expenses. While Sindhu’s mother was given a green light by the CWG authorities at Gold Coast in Australia, Saina’s father name from Indian official list was missing and was his denied to enter the Games Village.
“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,” Saina Nehwal tweeted. Nehwal asserted that she wanted to take her father something she does regularly as she wants her father by her side whenever she is competing. Saina was irked by the reckless behaviour of the CWG officials who didn’t inform the badminton ace about the mishap earlier.
“He can’t c my matches and he can’t enter the village nor he can meet me in anyway .. what kind of support is this,” Nehwal tweeted. “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,” she added.