Star excluded after Aarhus ballad – Chinese badminton player Shi Yuqi, who is number 16 in the world, will not play international tournaments next year.

The Badminton Association in China has thus decided to exclude him due to an incident during the Thomas Cup in Aarhus last year.

It writes TV 2 Sport with reference to the international media Badminton Planet.

Shi Yuqi withdrew from a match against Japanese Kento Momota in the semifinals of last year’s Thomas Cup, which is the World Cup for men’s teams. He did so at the very end when Kento Momota had match ball.

That action has not gone down well with the Chinese federation, which justifies its exclusion by saying that Shi Yuqi made ‘irresponsible and immature’ comments after the match.

The Chinese badminton player is not on the Chinese team at this year’s Thomas Cup, which is currently underway in Thailand, but it is not the federation’s decision, it sounds.

“He will not play the Thomas Cup this year, but we hope he will use his one-year suspension to reflect on himself and take a look at his own problems and actions,” said Zhang Jun, president of the Chinese Badminton Federation. , to Badminton Planet.

In badminton, it is screwed together in such a way that it is the national federations that register players for international tournaments. The Chinese federation thus has the power to keep Shi Yuqi out of international tournaments.

The structure, which regularly receives harsh criticism from players, has previously hit star player Lee Zii Jia from Malaysia. Earlier this year, he was banned for two years by his national federation for breaking out of national team training.

After protests from several sides, especially from player colleagues, the exclusion was lifted.

By Editor

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