Whistle Blower

BWF has a “whistle blower” reporting system to report cases of betting in

badminton by individuals involved in
BWF sanctioned tournaments.

The reporting system also covers situations where bribes or other
payments or inducements are used or attempted to
be used, to influence the outcomes of a match.

The “whistle blower” system:

  • Allows individuals to make confidential reports
  • Protects the identity of the person reporting the
    incident
  • Helps to gather evidence for disciplinary action

Individuals who wish to report possible breaches of the BWF Regulations
on betting, can use a ‘whistle blower’ form
to report possible offences (see download section).

Reports on possible betting and bribes and inducements to influence the
outcome of a match must be sent directly
to the BWF Secretary General, Thomas Lund t.lund@bwfbadminton.org

NOTE: ANY REPORTS OF ANY OFFENCE GIVEN BY ANYONE
WITH THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THE OFFENCE IS NOT
REAL OR NOT GIVEN IN GOOD FAITH IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE AND THE BWF
WILL CONSIDER
DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST ANY PERSON GIVING FALSE REPORTS.

BWF Position on Betting:

BWF regulations prohibit betting on matches by any person (players,
coaches, officials, organizers, administrators etc)
in a BWF sanctioned tournament where they are involved.

The Regulations also prohibit bribes, or offering anything of value to
influence the outcome of a match.

The Codes of Conduct for players, coaches, officials cover the following
areas:

Conduct contrary to the integrity of the game.
Wagering anything of value in connection with a tournament in which one
will be, or is, competing.
Bribes or other payments – offering, giving, soliciting, or accepting,
or agreeing to offer, give, solicit, or accept,
anything of value to or from any person with the intent to influence any
player’s efforts or the result of a match
in any BWF-sanctioned tournament.