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CWG 2018: Saina upset as her father denied entry into athletes' village

Saina Nehwal's father was also denied from watching the matches

Press Trust of India  |  Gold Coast 

Saina Nehwal Commonwealth Games 2018
Saina Nehwal with her parents at Commonwealth Games 2018 | Photo: Twitter

Olympic bronze medallist shuttler Nehwal has claimed that her father Harvir's name has been removed from the Indian team official's list for the Commonwealth Games, leaving her frustrated just before the start of the mega event.

The Ministry had stated that parents of and Rio silver medallist P V will be travelling to the Gold Coast Games at no costs to the government and were cleared to be part of the Indian contingent.

She tweeted the following: 

Expressing her anger and frustration, she further wrote:

A frustrated Saina said that her father's support is crucial for her during matches and tagged the Federation in her tweets.

Saina's father Singh Nehwal and PV Sindhu's mother are among the 15 individuals who, despite being cleared to be part of the Indian contingent, are not funded by the government for their travel, stay and other expenses.

A bronze medallist at the London in 2012, Saina won the gold at the Delhi in 2010, but an dashed her hopes four years later at

First Published: Mon, April 02 2018. 22:41 IST