30 May '11, 3am

Badminton's world governing body scraps rule that forces female players to wear skirts #Malaysia #Indonesia #China

Badminton's world governing body scraps rule that forces female players to wear skirts #Malaysia #Indonesia #China

Pi Hongyan of France wearing a 'skirt jersey'. Badminton's governing body has decided to scrap a controversial rule that would have forced female players to wear skirts in competition. -- PHOTO: AFP WELLINGTON - BADMINTON'S world governing body has decided to scrap a controversial rule that would have forced female players to wear skirts in competition. The Badminton World Federation (BWF), who held their annual general meeting in Qingdao, China, at the weekend, had already delayed the implementation by a month until June 1 following an outcry amongst female players. It said after the meeting it would continue to investigate the issue following further consultation with player representatives, who had been instrumental in getting the body to change the implementation of the rule. 'There has been feedback from many quarters and after taking into account all these comments, ...

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