BWF suspends Sri Lanka

Badminton`s governing body announced Thursday it had suspended the Sri Lankan Badminton Association (SLBA) for not adhering to governance standards and questions over its autonomy.

Indian shuttler HS Prannoy rises to World No.12
Indian shuttler HS Prannoy rises to World No.12

Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy rose a place to be at No.12 in the men's singles rankings released by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal rises to World No.2
Saina Nehwal rises to World No.2

After dropping to the third spot, Saina Nehwal has risen a place to be ranked No.2 in women's singles, in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.

PV Sindhu slips to 14th in BWF rankings
PV Sindhu slips to 14th in BWF rankings

Young Indian shuttler shuttler P V Sindhu dropped two places to be ranked 14th in the women's section of the latest Badminton World Federation chart released on Thursday.

Lee Chong Wei happy to be team player in quest for individual goals
Lee Chong Wei happy to be team player in quest for individual goals

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei is by far the biggest name in the Southeast Asian Games` badminton tournament but the Malaysian shuttler is happy to keep his return from a doping ban low-key as he eyes bigger goals.

Badminton joins SportAccord exodus over IOC attack
Badminton joins SportAccord exodus over IOC attack

Badminton has severed ties with SportAccord, adding its name to a fast-growing exodus of sports abandoning the umbrella organisation following a scathing attack by its chief on the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Malaysian Lee Chong Wei denied world championship wildcard
Malaysian Lee Chong Wei denied world championship wildcard

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) have opted against giving twice Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei a wildcard for the world championship, leaving Malaysia in an awkward selection position.

Panel detail Lee Chong Wei's negligent practices in doping case
Panel detail Lee Chong Wei's negligent practices in doping case

For seven years, Lee Chong Wei, one of badminton`s finest athletes, took cordyceps tablets from unmarked containers on the advice of a mysterious friend without any knowledge of how they were capsulated or stored.

Lee Chong Wei's Olympic dream flickers again
Lee Chong Wei's Olympic dream flickers again

Lee Chong Wei`s dream of winning Olympic gold is back on after the Badminton World Federation (BWF) gave him the benefit of the doubt following a positive doping test.

Lee Chong Wei handed backdated eight-month ban for doping
Lee Chong Wei handed backdated eight-month ban for doping

Malaysian shuttler Lee Chong Wei was handed a backdated eight-month ban for doping by the Badminton World Federation on Monday, keeping alive the former world number one`s dream of winning gold at the Rio Olympics next year.

Indian-origin Prakash Vijaynath nominated for BWF Athletes' Commission
Indian-origin Prakash Vijaynath nominated for BWF Athletes' Commission

Indian-origin Prakash Vijayanath has been nominated for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) Athletes' Commission.

Suspended shuttler Lee Chong Wei nominated for Malaysian award
Suspended shuttler Lee Chong Wei nominated for Malaysian award

Former badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei has been nominated for Malaysia`s 2014 sportsman of the year award despite being provisionally suspended for a doping offence.

Suspended Lee Chong Wei eyes SEA Games spot
Suspended Lee Chong Wei eyes SEA Games spot

Former Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei is confident he will be cleared from a failed dope test and will find a place in the Malaysian squad for the Southeast Asian Games in June.

Former doubles champ warns on match-fixing
Former doubles champ warns on match-fixing

A former doubles world champion has called on badminton chiefs to take corruption in the sport more seriously, a report said Tuesday, after two top Danish players revealed they were approached to fix matches. 

Indonesia asks BWF to wise up on match-fixing
Indonesia asks BWF to wise up on match-fixing

Badminton World Federation (BWF) should work harder to stamp out match-fixing in the sport, former doubles world champion Rexy Mainaky said.

Lee Chong Wei returns home from doping hearing hoping for mercy
Lee Chong Wei returns home from doping hearing hoping for mercy

Former badminton number one Lee Chong Wei returned home to Malaysia on Monday and said he faced a three-week wait for the verdict from his doping hearing.

Lee Chong Wei doping hearing starts in Amsterdam
Lee Chong Wei doping hearing starts in Amsterdam

Malaysian ace Lee Chong Wei`s long-awaited doping hearing opened before a three-member Badminton World Federation panel Saturday in Amsterdam, a BWF official said, where the former world number one has vowed to clear his name.

Saina Nehwal drops a place to World No. 2
Saina Nehwal drops a place to World No. 2

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal's stay at the top of the table was cut short as she dropped a place to be World No. 2 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look to good progress in Malaysia Open
Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth look to good progress in Malaysia Open

Fresh from victories in the Indian Open, leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will look to continue their progress at the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier at the Putra Stadium here.

Saina Nehwal, first Indian Woman to become World No.1
Saina Nehwal, first Indian Woman to become World No.1

Come Thursday when the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings are revised, Saina Nehwal will become the first Indian woman to be ranked No.1 in singles.