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05 Oct, 2017
being known as the fastest game in the world that witness smashes, on-court
screams, mental and physical behavior of the players and the most importantly,
its global staging alongside the rise of game’s standards with numerous rules and
regulations in the sport, it’s uncertain to see verbal-physical encounters that
rarely happen even in the international tournaments.
such incident had witnessed in 2013 at Canada Open between the opponents.
fight started with the exchange of verbal abuses between the Thailand
contenders Bodin Isaara and his counterpart Maneepong Jongjit, who were playing
in the men’s doubles.
referee warned both the players but the intense exchange of words between them
added fuel to the fire. Jongji, earlier in the conflict, allegedly hit Isaara
with his racquet, which provoked the confrontation between them.
who chased Jongjit around the arena, finally caught the latter and rained
several punches on him, eventually one of the players ended with bleeding. The
duo, who previously reached quarters together at London Olympics 2012, competed
against each other at the Canada Open 2013.
was not flattered after the footage went viral over the internet.
Video Courtesy: mybadminton net/Youtube
As quoted by
BWF, a statement read, “Thailand player, Bodin Issara, has been suspended for
two years from all tournaments sanctioned by the Badminton World Federation
while his compatriot, Maneepong Jongjit, has received a three-month ban.
decision by the BWF's disciplinary committee follows the two players'
involvement in an altercation while competing against each other in the men's
doubles final of Canada Open.
was found guilty of five breaches of the BWF's code of conduct relating to
inappropriate conduct, oral abuse, physical abuse, unsportsmanlike conduct and
conduct contrary to the integrity of the game and was banned for two years.
victim, Maneepong Jongjit was also suspended for three months for his part in
addition, Issara will forfeit the world-ranking points and prize money earned
from the said event."
a result of his action, Issara along with his partner Vilailak Pakkawat, were
disqualified, with the match being awarded to Jongjit and Nipitphon