The online training session held by Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Badminton Association of India (BAI) discovered itself in an undesirable state of affairs after pornographic images immediately flashed on the screens of 700-plus coaches throughout the nation on Thursday.
The online training session, which was being led by India badminton coach Pullela Gopichand and overseas coaches Agus Dwi Santoso and Namrih Suroto, left everybody red-faced.
The online programme, which has been scheduled to be held 5 days every week for 3 weeks and all the course has been divided into 39 matters, giving an enriching alternative for coaches at numerous ranges.
It has been learnt that Gopichand logged out as quickly as the images began to seem.
“Santoso, the new Indonesian coach, was the resource person when pictures started appearing on the screen. There was a momentary gap and then the images resurfaced. This happened a number of times,” a participant informed Times of India.
Another coach informed TOI that there have been quite a lot of ladies contributors within the session as effectively. “When you are conducting a programme on such a large scale you should take precautions. There were several women coaches, parents and some children in the programme, though it is meant only for coaches,” he added.
Some coaches additionally opined that the directions from Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) ought to have been adhered to and the videoconferencing app Zoom ought to mustn’t have been used within the online training classes.
However, SAI in a press release on Thursday clarified that the Zoom session was not hacked an ‘sudden technical malfunction’ led to the embarrassing episode.
“The Sports Authority of India, in association with national sporting federations, is hosting online knowledge development workshop for coaches in 16 disciplines. So far all sessions have functioned smoothly, with 500-700 coaches from across the country participating in the workshops per session,” SAI, Bengaluru’s assertion learn.
“In one such online workshop which was being held for badminton coaches on Thursday afternoon, there was a sudden technical malfunction leading to some unwanted material popping up on the screen. The session was being conducted by a senior coach of the Badminton Association of India, who also had the online technical control of the session,” it added.
“SAI’s IT department is investigating the issue in detail. However it is clear that the Zoom session was not hacked,” the assertion additional mentioned.