The Indonesian group have been withdrawn from the distinguished match after they’d been advised by British well being authorities to isolate for 10 days as a result of a passenger on their flight to England examined optimistic for COVID-19, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) stated on Wednesday.
Qualification for the Tokyo Olympics, which happen from July 23 – Aug. 8, shall be primarily based on the BWF’s rating record on June 15.
“Forward of the Olympics, when factors are essential … with the absence of Indonesia in All England, we hope the BWF won’t depend the factors for the winners in all 5 sectors: males’s singles, girls’s singles, males’s doubles, girls’s doubles and blended doubles,” Ricky Subagja, the group’s supervisor and a former Olympic champion, stated in a digital video convention on Friday from Birmingham, the place he was isolating.
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Indonesia, the place badminton is fashionable, has questioned the equity of the BWF’s choice to exclude the group from the match and referred to as on the nationwide governing physique to take motion.
Desra Percaya, Indonesia’s ambassador to the UK, stated in the identical video convention that the nation might boycott future All England Opens if the BWF doesn’t promise to enhance its well being protocols and introduce steps to keep away from a repeat of what occurred.
He additionally demanded rating factors from the match be excluded.