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PBSI to screen shuttlers to prevent match-fixing

  • The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, January 25 2021   /  01:00 am
PBSI secretary general Eddy Soekarno meet with the Indonesian shuttlers who were punished by the BWF due to their involvement in match fixing. The meeting was held at the PBSi's training center in Cipayung, East Jakarta on Jan.11.(Kompas.com/PBSI)

The recent blow dealt to the Indonesian badminton society by a group of Indonesian shuttlers involved in match-fixing practices at low-level tournaments, as announced by the Badminton World Federation (BWF), has prompted the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) to get more involved in screening players. The idea is that background checks would strengthen efforts to monitor players and avoid match-fixing. “We are mulling [options] right now, including the possibility to expand our role during the registration to badminton tournaments. We need to act immediately, as this will seriously taint our reputation,’ PBSI spokesman Broto Happy told The Jakarta Post recently. However, Broto also said that the PBSI would need the BWF to tighten regulations, such as by increasing rank requirements for low-key tournaments, so that not all players would be able to participate in ...