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IBF bans Pakistan's participation in World Badminton Championship

Owing to two parallel bodies of Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) and conflicts forced International Badminton Federation (IBF) to ban green shirts in the forth coming World Badminton Championship 2013, starting from August 5 at Guangzhou, China.

Pakistani badminton has been divided into two groups led by Mohsin Naqi and former Federal Minister Nazar Mohammad Gondal, as both claiming original body of the country. Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) is supporting Gondal while Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) to Naqi Mohsin. 

Naqi Mohsin  who  is the President of one of Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) admitted that Pakistan  has faced  huge loss in term of ban imposed by world body.

“Currently we are  suspended by the International Badminton Federation (IBF),  due to which Pakistani players are deprived of playing at international circuit for  last two years which is the huge loss in the history of Pakistani badminton’’ he said while talking to  this scribe.

He said fake people have been promoted in badminton, resultantly we are facing  such a crucial time, however  I am hope full these problems will be solved within month.

‘’ Our  body supports Pakistan Olympic Association (POA)  led by General ® Arif Hassan  affiliated  with International Olympic Committee (IOC) and they have directed POA to  take strict action  against illegal  federations’’ he concluded.

 Nazar Muhammad Gondal who is also President of another Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF) could not be contacted despite several attempts.  

World Badminton Championship 2013 will be played from August 5 to 11, 2013 but Pakistani players will not represent their country in the mega badminton showpiece of the world.

The players from all over the world will compete in the various categories including men’s & women’s singles, men’s & women’s doubles and mixed double during a week international fixture.

Malaysian star Lee Chong Wei is the top seed player in World Badminton Championship and he will take on Irelander lad Scott Evans in his opening match. Indian star Saina Nehwal has been granted bye in the first round.