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Indonesian shuttler to appeal BWF’s match-fixing suspension

  • Niken Prathivi
    Niken Prathivi

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, January 10, 2021   /  11:46 am
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Indonesian badminton player Agrippina Prima Rahmanto Putera.(YouTube/Agrippina and Friends)

Indonesian badminton player Agrippina Prima Rahmanto Putera plans to appeal a recent ban by the World Badminton Federation (BWF) for his involvement in match-fixing. Agrippina is among eight Indonesian shuttlers who received various harsh sanctions, from six- to 12-year suspensions to life bans, for breaching the world governing body’s regulations related to match-fixing, match manipulation and/or betting on badminton, according to the federation on bwfbadminton.com on Friday. The bans and suspensions are believed to be the first to have been imposed on Indonesian shuttlers. Three of them, namely Hendra Tandjaya, Ivandi Danang and Androw Yunanto, have been banned from badminton-related activities for life. Meanwhile, Sekartaji Putri, Mia Mawarti, Fadilla Afni, Aditiya Dwiantoro and Agripinna have been suspended for between six and 12 years and fined between US$3,000-$12,00...