07-30-2013, 04:31 PM #307
I think it's silly to take one incident and blow it out of all proportion and make it out to be some systemic issue. OMG passion in badminton. But, I guess you're right after all such bad behavior has been terrible for Hockey, The NBA, MLB and the NFL.
I guess in other sports played by men passions run high an altercation happens and everyone moves on. Where as in a game played by boys such and event must lead to hand wringing and therapy for all those involved.
Most associations claim they have all such support structures in place, but its a very moot point as to how efficient and present those structures are, and how well they in turn are integrated into the enforcement policies of the association.
A 3-month ban? That's more like an unexpected holiday! Sooner or later all associations and players are going to find ways to make things even more interesting than just a slapfest.
I'm willing to bet you, that illegal betting is already into badminton in some parts of the world, and they are gonna get even more organised with the leagues gaining momentum. Is anyone even thinking of pre-empting that situation???
08-03-2013, 05:43 PM #308
Shouldn't there be a statement from the bwf by now?
08-03-2013, 11:06 PM #309
^ Its a weekend. Time to chill.
08-04-2013, 12:51 AM #310
A little bit of entertaining news wouldn't hurt either.
My guess is that they decided to wait for the end of the WC before releasing a statement about this incident.
08-06-2013, 01:24 PM #311
BWF's verdict is out. 2 years for Bodin and 3 months for Maneepong.
So same thing as BAT's punishment.
08-06-2013, 03:50 PM #312
Both sanctions are effective from the date of the incident – Sunday 21 July – and the players have 21 days in which to appeal.
In addition, Issara will forfeit the world-ranking points and prize money earned from the said event.
The 22-year-old was found to have breached five sections of the BWF Players’ Code of Conduct: Sections 4.1 (Inappropriate Conduct); 4.14 (Oral Abuse); 4.15 (Physical Abuse); 4.16 (Unsportsmanlike Conduct) and 5.1 (Conduct contrary to the integrity of the game).
Jongjit (also age 22), was found guilty of breaching Sections 4.1 (Inappropriate Conduct); 4.14 (Oral Abuse) and 4.16 (Unsportsmanlike Conduct), after the Disciplinary Committee reviewed video footage and written evidence, including statements from both players, Thailand team officials and tournament officials.
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