Indian shuttler P Kashyap fumes at poor scheduling

Kashyap’s match on the opening day was scheduled post 12 am with his second round tie to be played at 12 pm the next day.

The Indian shuttler took to twitter to express his displeasure.   -  The Hindu

Poor scheduling of matches came to the fore once again when top Indian shuttler P Kashyap was left to play his opening round match at Thailand Grand Prix Gold past midnight at Bangkok.

Kashyap’s match on the opening day was scheduled post 12 am with his second round tie to be played at 12 pm the next day.

“Ridiculous scheduling and refereeing. First round at 12/1 am and second round at 12pm . #thailandGPG @bwfmedia Stupidity! @bwf_ac,” a fuming Kashyap posted on the social networking site Twitter ahead of the clash.

This is not the first time that matches have been poorly scheduled. India’s doubles specialist Jwala Gutta had to play two matches on a day during the 2012 London Olympics. During last year’s All England Championship, the encounter between Lee Chong Wei and India’s Sai Praneeth started around 3 am IST.

The qualifying rounds of Super Series tournaments also present similar challenges with shuttlers struggling for time between matches.

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