Friday, June 22, 2007


Come June 29, Badminton World Federation (BWF) Chief Operation Officer Ganga Rao will face a domestic inquiry set up to hear allegations against the 45 year old who is also the Hon. Secretary of Badminton Association of Malaysia.

The "trumped up" charges against Ganga, said to be initiated by a senior official, include spreading rumours with regards to the health of the said official of BWF, taking instruction from the President of BWF, assuming the post of COO ileaglly and sending out emails that are said to be damaging to BWF. (The email charge is something that the Malaysian Police are investigating as Ganga has lodged a police report.)

Nonetheless Ganga faces an uphill battle to clear his name as the composition of the Domestic Inquiry is said to be questionable for the three persons appointed are said to have an axe to grind against Ganga based on their conduct during the Council Meeting. The trio that are to decide Ganga's fate are : Varma (India), Tong Vai Loon (Hong Kong) and Wayne Summers (Canada).

Ganga has nothing to lose as he has served badminton faithfully and with honesty all these years. He will fight to clear his name, but what happens after that is yet to be seen. One thing is certain, Ganga's only option left is to leave BWF and let it self destruct. For the many Brutus's in BWF come in all shapes in sizes.