. Park Joo Bong has criticised the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for allowing holders China to play in the 2012 Thomas Cup and Uber Cup qualifying rounds in Macau. Source: http://www.nst.com.my/sports/badminton/joo-bong-blasts-bwf-1.46175 ====== * ====== * ====== * ====== Japan head coach Park Joo Bong has criticised the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for allowing holders China to play in the ongoing Thomas Cup and Uber Cup qualifying rounds in Macau. Joo Bong also questioned the logic behind BWF's decision to offer Olympic qualification points for the qualifying rounds, which was the sole reason why China decided to play in both team competitions although they have qualified as hosts of the final rounds in May. Players will earn 10 per cent of their total world ranking points by just competing in the qualifying rounds even if they lose all their matches and China's Chen Jin, desperate to make the cut for the London Olympics, could be the biggest beneficiary. "I don't understand why BWF is offering so many points for the Thomas Cup and Uber Cup qualifying rounds. It doesn't make sense for the China to play in the qualifying rounds after they have secured automatic berths for the two events as hosts," said Joo Bong. "The points offered are too high for a qualifying round and win or lose, a player or a doubles pair will earn 10 per cent of their total world ranking points. "China can still do well if they have two players or two pairs in an event in the Olympics, so I don't understand why they are fighting so hard to secure maximum spots for London. "BWF must have a clear qualification guidance and tighten its rules and regulations. China always have their way and BWF has failed to control them." China had also previously asked Lin Dan to concede a walkover when playing Chen Long to allow him to break into the top four last year and the latter now firmly sits as the World No 3. Chen Jin is ranked No 5 and the points earned during the qualifiers will be handy as he tries to overtake fourth ranked Peter Gade Christensen of Denmark to qualify for the Olympics with Lin Dan and Chen Long. China are masters of manipulating every rule in the book and if BWF does not take a firm stand, Joo Bong feels it may affect badminton's future in the Olympics. ====== * ====== * ====== * ====== .