The Delhi High Court Thursday asked the Badminton Association of India (BAI) to allow India's top doubles player Jwala Gutta to take part in tournaments till the disciplinary committee passes its final order.
Jwala moved the high court challenging the life ban on her recommended by the disciplinary committee of the BAI.
Justice V.K. Jain told the BAI: "You must allow her to play."
The judge said he will pass a detailed order later in the day.
Jwala, at World Championship bronze medallist, moved the court saying the disciplinary committee's order was issued in "violation of settled principles of natural justice and fairness, without giving a hearing to her".
Senior advocate Shanti Bhushan, appearing for BAI, told the court that the decision taken by the association is right and Jwala has been playing below the rank for last three years.