Thread: Help rule question
10-27-2009, 08:37 PM #1
Help rule question
Is it legal to wear an earphone listen to music say in one of your ear during a badminton game? Not loud or anything so opponent won't hear the music
10-27-2009, 09:16 PM #2
In a social game, there probably won't be any complaints. In a competitive tournament it would probably not be allowed. Even if you only use it for music, an earpiece can be used for other things. A player can in theory use it to receive coaching during a rally or to have someone off-court tell him if a shuttle is going to fall in or out.
It would probably be covered under Law 16:
(16.6) A player shall not:
(16.6.4) be guilty of misconduct not otherwise covered by the Laws of Badminton.
10-27-2009, 10:30 PM #3
Law 16 is subject to interpretation by the umpire/referee on duty. But yes, it should cater for this case. Besides, who wants to multitask and hear music while playing competitive badminton anyway?
10-28-2009, 04:49 PM #4
well one reason I would wear ear piece is to avoid having to hear the other side cheer for their friend. Or I do not want to be distracted by anything and focus on the game and the music cause that's all I can really hear.
10-28-2009, 05:51 PM #5
Lets take your example of an ipod, the new ipod nano can be used as a FM radio, no modification needed. Then buy a radio transmitter from ebay for cheap, and we have ourselves a good cheating rig.
In my replies, I have played the devil's advocate. Please understand that I have no reason to suspect you of trying to cheat.
10-28-2009, 05:55 PM #6
The better question would be how do you manage to play with the cord hanging off the side and the ipod bouncing around? o.0
I'm annoyed enough with sleeve that I usually play with sleeveless shirt.
11-11-2009, 06:48 PM #7
Music will probably be too distracting for you, not to mention the added inconvenience of having wire(s) and an iPod swinging around. I'd say earplugs, but then you can't hear what the umpire is saying to you.
My advice would be to just learn to deal with the opposition heckling you. It'll help your overall mental state during games too, since you'll be less likely to let other factors affect you as well.
11-12-2009, 12:16 AM #8
why would you want to have an additional electronic gear on your body that can potentially throw off your game?
11-12-2009, 02:26 AM #9
Having one would probably be more trouble than it's worth.
Considering that you will be moving around a lot when playing, the earphones will definitly fall out.
Other than that the ipod itself might fall out and when that happens there goes a your next paycheck.
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