Badminton World Federation bans three Indonesian players for life for match fixing, betting

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) banned three Indonesian players for life on charges of match fixing, match manipulation and betting.

The BWF had been investigating eight players since last year and had suspended all of them in January 2020 pending investigation.

Five other players have incurred suspensions ranging from six to 12 years and have also received fines ranging from RM12,127 to RM48,510 ($3,000 to $12,000).

In addition to the eight players, a Malaysian citizen has also been banned from all badminton-related activity for life after investigation by BWF Integrity Unit. The person banned is reported to be a representative of equipment brand which sponsors international badminton players. Allegedly, he used his dominant position and lured the players for doing such illegal behaviours in return for money.

As per Gambling Insider, BWF said: “Both cases involved whistleblowers who reported information to the BWF about corrupt behaviour including approaches to fix a match or to manipulate part of their match for money”.