After table tennis player Manika Batra demanded that her personal coach Sanmay Paranjpe be taken along during the match, now swimmer Srihari Natraj has demanded to send her personal coach Nihar Amin along during the competition. The trainers do not have an accreditation card to be present in the competition. They can accompany the player only to the training venue. They can't even enter the game village.
Srihari is a contender to reach the semi-finals
For Nihar, the Swimming Association of India has requested the IOA, the Chef de Mission, to send her to competition with Srihari. Srihari is a contender to reach the semi-finals. In such a situation, it is necessary to have his personal coach there. Earlier, Manika had put such a demand before the IOA. After these demands, the IOA is in trouble. Although he has sought permission from the organizing committee to allow personal trainers to be present during the competition, the matter has not been made yet. These coaches say that if they are not present in the competition with their pupils, then it will have a bad effect on the performance of the player.
Ban on coming on the bus with players
On the other hand, Chef de Mission BP Baishya made it clear to the coaches who stayed at the hotel today that they cannot take the players from the training venue to the sports village by bus. They don't do that. The IOA has taken the responsibility of getting them released from their hotel so that no dispute should arise.