Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday banned three Indonesian shuttlers from all badminton-related activities for life after they were found guilty of offences related to match-fixing, match manipulation and betting.
According to BWF, eight Indonesian players who knew each other and competed in lower-level international competitions mostly in Asia up until 2019, breached BWF Integrity Regulations.
“Three of them were found to have coordinated and organised others into being complicit in the behaviour and have been suspended from all badminton related activities for life,” BWF said in a statement.
Five others were suspended for between six to 12 years and fined between USD 3,000 and USD 12,000 each. A report from a whistleblower allowed the BWF Integrity Unit to start an investigation and to interview a number of players regarding the matter. All eight players were…