19 Jun '11, 7pm

Badminton explores use of technology for 'hot' line calls - TODAYonline

Lin Dan has been involved in a few incidents in the past, and so has Indonesia's star Taufik Hidayat. In an effort to minimise disputes over line calls, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) aim to implement a replay system in matches. Speaking to MediaCorp on the sidelines of the Li-Ning Singapore Open 2011 yesterday, BWF deputy president Paisan Rangsikitpho said: "Sports like tennis use Hawk-Eye but it is quite expensive and badminton is much quicker and faster. "We are experimenting maybe with replay as it is much quicker now. We might do it like tennis where each player can challenge two times per match. "We are studying it, but the new rule will only come into effect after the 2012 Olympic Games." Rangsikitpho also weighed in on the recent controversy over skirts for female players. The BWF wanted to make it compulsory for women to wear them in matches, but it was scra...

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