Betting 'Whistle Blower' System

BWF has a “whistle blower” reporting system to report cases of betting in badminton by individuals involved in BWF sanctioned tournaments or where bribes or other payments / inducements are used / attempted to be used, to influence the outcomes of a match.

 
The “whistle blower” system:
  • Allows individuals to make confidential reports
  • Protects the identity of the person reporting the incident
  • Helps to gather evidence for disciplinary action
 
Individuals who wish to report possible breaches of the BWF Regulations on betting, can use a 'Whistle Blower' form to report possible offences. 
 
This form must be sent directly to the BWF Secretary General, Thomas Lund – e-mail: t.lund@bwfbadminton.org  
 
NOTE:   ANY REPORTS OF ANY OFFENCE GIVEN BY ANYONE WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE OFFENCE IS NOT REAL OR NOT GIVEN IN GOOD FAITH IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE AND THE BWF WILL CONSIDER DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST ANY PERSON GIVING FALSE REPORTS. 
 
 
BWF Position on Betting
 
BWF Regulations prohibit betting on matches by any person - players, coaches, officials, organizers etc - in a BWF sanctioned tournament where they are involved. The Regulations also prohibit bribes, or offering anything of value to influence the outcome of a match. 
 
Codes of Conduct cover the following areas:
  • Conduct contrary to the integrity of the game 
  • Wagering anything of value in connection with a tournament in which one will be, or is, competing.
  • Bribes or other payments - offering, giving, soliciting, or accepting, or agreeing to offer, give, solicit, or accept, anything of value to or from any person with the intent to influence any player’s efforts or the result of a match  in any BWF-sanctioned tournament.
 
 
Relevant Regulations
 
The BWF General Competition Regulations contain sections on betting in badminton. The relevant sections are:
  • Part III, Section 1B, Appendix 4 - Players Code of Conduct - Major offences for Players. See clauses 5.1, 5.2, 5.3.
  • Part III, Section 1B, Appendix 5 – Declaration on Integrity of Matches
  • Part III, Section 1B, Appendix 9 – Coaches and Officials Code of Conduct