^ That's true. Being debarred from this Oly may not do them much since they play a lot otherwise. I thought it might be a good lesson to them and others not to enforce their issues on selection committees.
Also, given their age, if they are debarred this would be their last OG. I think there is a matter of pride in representing your country at OG.
Even if I grant that MB has some old chick issue with LP, Bopanna also refusing to play is silly. He's not MB's wife, that if MB says no, he too will. This seems like some petty politics that MB is playing, altho i don't know the truth.
So we send a lower ranked pair of Bhu-panna while we could have sent a better pair, and then the best person Lee goes with someone who has been injured for eight months (Somdev) ???
Just because Bopanna refuses to get along with Paes, because his friend Bhupathi is pulling string from behind.
Running over the same old ground ... shorter of breath and one day closer to death.