Hearing Panel Decisions

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Hearing Panel Decisions

Independent Hearing Panel Decision – 11 August 2021

Cover Persons:             Zhu Jun Hao and Zhang Bin Rong

Panel:                            Ms. Sylvia Schenk, Dr. Ghada M. Darwish Karbon, Mr. Enric Ripoll

Rule Violation:             Code of Conduct in Relation to Betting Wagering and Irregular Match Results (2017)

Appeal:                        The Independent Hearing Panel decision was not appealed and is therefore final.

Download:                   Reasoned Decision


Independent Hearing Panel Decision – 6 November 2020

Cover Person:                Mr. Ze Young Lim

Panel:                             James Kitching (Chair), Rune Bård Hansen, Kevin Carpenter

Rule Violation:               Code of Conduct in relation to Betting Wagering and Irregular Match Results (2012,2016,2017)

Appeal:                          The Independent Hearing Panel decision was not appealed and is therefore final.

Download:                      ZYL Hearing Panel Decision


Independent Hearing Panel Decision – 6 November 2020

Athlete:                          Mr. Hendra Tandjaya (INA), Mr. Ivandi Danang (INA) , Mr. Androw Yunanto (INA), Ms. Sekartaji Putri (INA), Ms. Mia Mawarti (INA), Ms. Fadilla Afni (INA), Mr. Aditiya Dwiantoro (INA), Mr. Agripinna Prima Rahmanto Putra (INA)

Panel:                             James Kitching (Chair), Rune Bård Hansen, Kevin Carpenter

Rule Violation:               Code of Conduct in relation to Betting Wagering and Irregular Match Results (2012,2016,2017)

Appeal:                          The Independent Hearing Panel decision was not appealed and is therefore final.

Download:                      Eight INA Players Hearing Panel Decision


Independent Hearing Panel Decision – 13 October 2020

Athlete:                            Nikita Khakimov  (RUS)

Panel:                               James Kitching (Chair), Rune Bård Hansen, Kevin Carpenter

Rule Violation:                Code of Conduct in relation to Betting Wagering and Irregular Match Results (2017)

Download:                       Hearing Panel Decision

Appeal:                           The athlete appealed the decision to CAS on 28 December 2020.

CAS Decision:                CAS appeal decision  was communicated on 22 November 2021.

    The appeal by the athlete was successful.

    The decision of the Independent Hearing Panel was set aside.

    Nikita Khakimov is eligible to participate in badminton as of 22 November 2021.

Download:                       CAS Appeal Decision (to be published when available)


Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)

Athletes:                         Kate Jessica Foo Kune (MRI)

Hearing Date:                 27 May 2020

Hearing Panel:               Mr Romano F. Subiotto QC, Mr Mark Hovell, Ms Blondel Thompson

Rule Violation:               Article 2.1 of the BWF Anti-Doping Regulations

Download:                     CAS Reasoned Decision


Athletes:                       Zulfadli Zulkiffli (MAS) and Tan Chun Seang (MAS)

Hearing Date:              1 March 2019

Hearing Panel:            Hon. Dr. Annabelle Bennett AO SC (President), Ms. Blondel Thompson,  Ms. Susan Ahern

Rule Violation:            Code of Conduct in Relations to Betting, Wagering and Irregular Match Results 2012 & 2016

Download:                   CAS Appeal Panel Decision


Ethics Hearing Panel Decision – 21 November 2018

 Individual:                  Raj Gaya

Decision Date:           21 November 2018

Hearing Panel:          Sylvia Schenk (Chair), Annabel Pennefather, Kevin Carpenter

Rule Violation:          Statutes of the BWF applicable prior to May 2012, Statutes, Rules and/or Regulations
of the BWF applicable after May 2012 and Statutes of the BWF applicable after June 2017.

Download:                 Hearing Panel Decision


Ethics Hearing Panel Decision – 27 April 2018 

(See also above – CAS Appeal Decision – 26 June 2019)

 Athlete:                     Zulfadli Zulkiffli (MAS) and Tan Chun Seang (MAS)

 Hearing Date:           26 & 27 February 2018

 Hearing Panel:         James Kitching (Chair), Sylvia Schenk, Annabel Pennefather

 Rule Violation:          Code of Conduct in Relations to Betting, Wagering and Irregular Match Results 2012 & 2016

 Download:                 Hearing Panel Decision