22 Apr '11, 8am

Badminton: Skirt rule delayed by a month

NEW DELHI, India: The Badminton World Federation has deferred the implementation of new rules requiring female players to wear skirts on court in major tournaments after protests from some shuttlers. The new dresscode was set to be implemented on May 1, but it has been pushed back a month and will now come into force for the first time for the Singapore Open, which begins on June 14. "BWF have for many years encouraged both badminton clothing manufacturers and players to produce and wear clothing that would enhance the presentation of the game in general," BWF Deputy President Paisan Rangsikitpho said in the statement. "We are, however, always willing to listen to the players, which is why we have decided to delay the implementation date slightly to June 1 to be able to advise and have a dialogue with the players on the guidelines," he added. The BWF said it would consider...

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