London 2012 Badminton: Indonesia seeks review of format

Updated: 07 September 2012 13:07 IST

Indonesia on Thursday called for Olympics organisers to review the format of the badminton competition after the country's two players were disqualified for throwing a match.

London 2012 Badminton: Indonesia seeks review of format

Jakarta:

Indonesia on Thursday called for Olympics organisers to review the format of the badminton competition after the country's two players were disqualified for throwing a match.

Greysia Polii and her partner Meiliana Jauhari were sent home Wednesday after trying to lose matches in the first round group phase in an attempt manipulate the knockout draw.

"Indonesia always greatly honours the Olympic values and spirits as well as a fair game," Indonesian Sports and Youth Minister Andi Mallarangeng said in a statement posted on the Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) website.

"We respect the Badminton World Federation's decision but we want the BWF to review the competition system they used," he added.

The BWF also disqualified two South Korean pairs and one Chinese pair for the offence of "not using one's best efforts to win a match".

Topics : Olympics 2012 Indonesia Badminton
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