Sri Lanka Badminton Association Suspended

The BWF has today suspended the Sri Lankan Badminton Association (SLBA) Under Clause 13.1 of the BWF Constitution (see link to the Constitution).

The BWF has determined that the SLBA Constitution does not meet the criteria for on-going membership of the BWF as per Clause 8.3 and 8.10 of the BWF Constitution. Furthermore, it has been determined that the autonomy of the SLBA is being compromised through the application of government sports regulations and sports laws.  The SLBA is not able to govern in an independent and autonomous way as is required under Clause 5.2 and 5.3 of the BWF Constitution.

In accordance with Clause 13.10 of the BWF Constitution, a suspended member shall be deprived of all rights of membership.

The SLBA, while suspended, may not:

 – enter players into any BWF sanctioned tournament or events promoted by the BWF;

 – receive sanctioning for any international badminton tournaments or events;

 – attend BWF General Meetings (save for the purposes of Clause 13.8).

Any Sri Lankan players currently entered in international tournaments where the draw has not been completed, will be withdrawn from the competition. If the draw has already been completed, the player will be allowed to compete however the player will not receive any ranking points.

The BWF will inform the membership when this status changes.