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New Delhi: Tennis star Rohan Bopanna today criticised AITA for not nominating him for the Arjuna award within the deadline but the Federation said there was no point sending his application since he did not meet the requisite criteria.

AITA had chosen Saketh Myneni, winner of two medals at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, for nomination and the awards selection committee stuck to the deadline. In the past, Bopanna has been nominated several times but his application has always been rejected.

"I am calling out to the lack of professionalism and efficiency by AITA for not sending my nomination for the Arjuna Award before the deadline. I have witnessed many such excuses for the past decade and then too, have never stood for it."

However, the All India Tennis Association Secretary General Hironmoy Chatterjee said they had a reason for not sending his application this year. "AITA did not send Rohan Bopanna's application for Arjuna award this year since his application was getting rejected all these years because he has not won any medals for the country at the Asian Games," Chatterjee told reporters from Cambodia, where he reached after attending the International Tennis Federation AGM in Vietnam.

"We knew why it was being rejected all the time." Asked why AITA decided to send his entry in June, Chatterjee claimed, "I took a chance since it was a Grand Slam. It's like winning a world championship. So, we thought let's send it now."

"I want to take this platform to congratulate Saketh Myneni on receiving this award.I couldn't be more proud as I have seen him grow into the player and the man he is today," Bopanna mentioned in his statement.

 

 

 

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