Recently we were playing a tournament and one of my best friends had reached the SF's of this tournament and was the favorite to clinch the title. He won the 1st game of the SF 21-10 but when he was leading 17-14 in the 2nd game he got a serious cramp in his calf muscle. He then took a short break of about 5 min and continued playing. Since this was a school tournament the umpire was a student and the tournament had no referee. He lost the second game 23-21. Then in the 3rd he was playing very hard and took a 16-10 lead when he got the cramp again and collapsed to the floor. During this time the teacher-in-charge told him he would be given 2 minutes to recover and he did so. During this time taking permission from the teacher in charge he left the court and changed his trouser. He struggled to win the match taking short breaks between the points but successfully concluded the match winning the 3rd set 21-18. Then after all of this had been completed his opponent in the final who was a friend of the losing player filed a complaint with the head table saying he had unnecessarily wasted time and had left the court without the permission of the umpire. At the end the higher authorites had been summoned and my friend was disqualified from the tournament and the match was awarded to the losing SF who won the title. The appeal was not signed by the player who was playing the match with my friend but by other people who wanted him to get disqualified. My friend broke down into tears after the desicion was announced. What do you guys think??