Badminton Asia Technical Committee chairman Chih Shen Chen has apologised to two-time Olympic medallist P V Sindhu for the “human error” dedicated by the referee through the girls’s singles semifinal match of the Badminton Asia Championships in April. Sindhu had been left in tears after an “unfair” name by the umpires halfway by her semifinal match towards Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi noticed her go down in three video games and ultimately log off with a bronze medal, her second within the continental championship.
“Sadly, there isn’t a rectification right now. Nonetheless, now we have taken the mandatory steps to keep away from a repetition of this human error,” the official mentioned within the letter to Sindhu.
“We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience prompted to you. We imagine it’s a part of the game and that it’s accepted as such.” The incident had occurred whereas Sindhu was main 14-11 within the second sport after having received the primary sport when the umpire handed her a one-point penalty for taking an excessive amount of time to serve between factors.
Sindhu, who turned 27 on Tuesday, misplaced her momentum after that incident and misplaced 21-13 19-21 16-21.
The Indian was seen having an animated dialogue with the chief referee after the chair umpire requested her handy over the shuttle to Yamaguchi however it all fell on deaf ears.
“The umpire advised me you are taking lots of time however the opponent wasn’t prepared at that time. However the umpire instantly gave her the purpose and it was actually unfair. I feel that was one of many the reason why I misplaced,” Sindhu had mentioned.
“I imply that’s my feeling as a result of at that second it was 14-11 and will have change into 15-11 however as a substitute, it turned 14-12 and he or she took steady factors. And I feel it was very unfair. Possibly I’d have received the match and performed within the closing.” Sindhu, who’s a member of Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) Athletes’ Fee, had instantly written a letter to the world physique and the Asia badminton confederation, protesting towards the choice.
Sindhu’s father PV Ramana hoped such incidents do not occur in future.
“I’m simply completely satisfied that they accepted the error. I can humbly request that if such scenario arises once more, the referee ought to take a while and see the recording, evaluation the movies after which take an applicable determination,” he advised PTI.
Sindhu is at present competing on the Malaysia Masters Tremendous 500 event in Kuala Lumpur.
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