Integrity Case – Hearing Panel Decision Announced
BWF announces today the outcome of an integrity case involving four men’s doubles players from China – Li Jun Hui (now retired), Liu Yu Chen, He Ji Ting and Tan Qiang.
Each player was found to have violated Article 3.1.2 of the 2017 BWF Code of Conduct in Relation to Betting, Wagering and Irregular Match Results (failing to use best efforts to win a match) in a doubles match played at the 2018 Fuzhou Open.
The Independent Hearing Panel (IHP) sanctioned each player as follows:
- suspension of three (3) months from all badminton-related activities, suspended for a probationary period of two (2) years as from the 25th January 2022; and
- forfeiture of prize money each player had earned at the 2018 Fuzhou Open (He Ji Ting and Tan Qiang USD12,250 / Liu Yu Chen and Li Jun Hui USD2,187.50).
Although the IHP issued three months bans from all badminton-related activities for each player, these were suspended for a probationary period of two years from 25 January 2022. Should there be any repeat offences within the two-year probation period the three-month bans would take effect.
The reasoned decision of the IHP can be downloaded from the BWF website (reasoned decisions).