China pulls out of Asian Badminton Championship

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:48 IST

The Asian Badminton championship was robbed of its sheen after powerhouse China pulled out of the event as its team could not board the flight on time.

China pulls out of Asian Badminton Championship
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Hyderabad:

The Asian Badminton championship was robbed of its sheen after powerhouse China pulled out of the event as its team could not board the flight on time. "The 17-member Chinese team expressed its inability to participate in the event as it could not board the flight at Beijing on time," Asian Badminton Confederation general secretary B K Varma told reporters. Varma was speaking on the sidelines of the event at the Gachibowli indoor stadium, where the event began in a depleted strength with majority of the nations sending second rung teams. When asked what action would be taken against China, Varma cautiously replied "we will study the detailed letter the Chinese team will be sending us with full explanation and take a decision based on the reasons mentioned in the letter". The tournament, which was scheduled to start yesterday, was postponed by a day on the request of China and Malaysia as they have to return from the satellite championship. (PTI)

Topics : Badminton
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