The Straits Times
Published on Sep 05, 2012

Indonesia bans badminton pair after Olympic scandal


JAKARTA (AFP) - The Indonesian badminton association banned its women's doubles pair from competitions for four months after they were disqualified for throwing a match in the Olympics, an official said on Wednesday.

Greysia Polii and her partner Meiliana Jauhari are "ineligible for national and international competition for four months until December 3", the Indonesian Badminton Association secretary-general Yacob Rusdianto said.

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) disqualified the pair at the beginning of August after they tried to lose matches in the first round group phase in an attempt to manipulate the knockout draw.

They were banned from competitions immediately after disqualification.