World Badminton Federation suspends Pakistan’s membership

April 4th, 2011 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Lahore, Apr 4(ANI): The World Badminton Federation (BWF) has suspended Pakistan’s membership over the ongoing controversy of parallel bodies in the Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF).

According to a letter signed by BWF Chief Operating Officer (COO) Thomas Lund, the suspension means that Pakistan will not be able to send any player to international circuit for contesting any event.

It will also not be allowed to hold the Pakistan International Challenge Badminton, scheduled for next month, or any other international activity till the restoration of the membership.

The COO further said that the PBF had a dispute running whereby two groups were claiming the leadership of the federation.

“In this connection the BWF has requested each party to provide the BWF with documentation on how the PBF under their particular leadership continues to meet the two key conditions of membership of the BWF,” Lund said.

He also said that the PBF’s affiliation would only be restored if the BWF council would be satisfied beyond doubt that the applicant was or would be formally recognized by the overall governing body of sport (POA) in the country.

“According to BWF constitution’s clause 15.1 it is a requirement that members continue to fulfil the conditions of members and clause 15.1 states: in order to retain its membership status, a member shall at all times fulfil all the conditions necessary for admission and should advise BWF of any material change in its status promptly,” Lund said. (ANI)

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