Apr 172013


Badminton is set to introduce technology to review disputed line-calls in an attempt to ease one of the sport’s major flash-points.

A test set-up will be used at next month’s Sudirman Cup in Malaysia before the new system goes live at the Indonesian Open in September, according to the Badminton World Federation (BWF). “At the end of the day we want to further enhance the integrity of match play and the decisions which are made.” said BWF Deputy President Paisan Rangsikitpho.

Line-calls are a perennial bone of contention in badminton, with players often complaining about officials making erroneous or biased decisions.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2013.

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