BWF - Players Code of Conduct - Badminton Association of India

GCR - Players’ Code of Conduct
PART III
SECTION 1B
APPENDIX 4
PLAYERS’ CODE OF CONDUCT
1.
PURPOSES
The purposes of this Code are:
2.
3.
1.1
to ensure and maintain an orderly and fair administration and conduct for BWF-sanctioned
tournaments, and to protect the players’ rights and the respective rights of the BWF, sponsors, and
the public;
1.2
to uphold the good name of the BWF and the integrity of the sport of Badminton world-wide.
APPLICABILITY
2.1
This Code is applicable to all BWF-sanctioned tournaments and the players participating in them.
2.2
All players, at all times, shall be subject to the Code and the Laws of Badminton. Each player who
is entered or nominated to participate in an BWF-sanctioned tournament shall accept this Code, the
Competition Regulations and the Laws of Badminton and then, in effect, is bound by them.
2.3
Any player who commits any offence defined in Regulations 3 to 5 shall be deemed to have
breached this Code. Breaches of the Code constitute the basis for disciplinary action against the
player.
PLAYER’S COMMITMENT AND ENTRY OFFENCES
3.1
Late withdrawal
Withdrawing from either the qualifying or main draw after publication of the draw without evidence
or proof of “bona fide” injury, illness, bereavement or other emergency situation
3.2
Playing another tournament
Having entered and been accepted into either the qualifying or main draw of a BWF-sanctioned
tournament and playing in another Badminton tournament during the period of that tournament.
3.3
Playing after declaring non-availability due to injury
Withdrawing from a future tournament due to injury or illness and playing in any Badminton
tournament during the period between the date of notification of injury/illness and the said
tournament from which the player has withdrawn.
3.4
Early departure from tournament
Making travel arrangements which would preclude the player from participation in scheduled
matches or interfere with their commitment to attend dope-tests.
4.
PLAYER’S ON-SITE OFFENCES
4.1
Inappropriate conduct
4.1.1
During any match or at any time while within the precincts of the site of an BWFsanctioned tournament, not conducting oneself in an honourable and sportsmanlike manner.
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4.1.2
4.2
4.3
Before, during and after any match does not comply with the goodwill formalities such as
thanking TOs, shaking hand with opposing players, etc. Players must thank their opponents
and Umpire before leaving the field of play to celebrate with their Coach or the crowd .
Dress violations
4.2.1
Failing to dress and present oneself for play in a suitable smart manner. Clean and
acceptable Badminton sports clothing shall be worn.
4.2.2
Failing to comply with the conditions of entry of each tournament with regard to clothing
and advertising regulations.
Failure to complete a match
Failing to complete a match in progress unless reasonably unable to do so.
4.4
4.5
Late arrival for match/no match
4.4.1
Arriving late for a match, resulting in No show.
4.4.2
Withdrawing from any event in a tournament whilst still fit enough to compete on the same
day in another event in that said tournament, i.e. players may not default without good
reason from one event to concentrate their efforts in another during the same tournament.
Failure to use best efforts
Not using one’s best efforts to win a match.
4.6
Trying to influence line judges
Trying to influence the decision of line judges by arm, hand, or racket gestures, or orally.
4.7
Seeking coaching
Seeking coaching during play except as permitted under the Laws. Communication of any kind,
audible or visible, between a player and a coach may be construed as coaching.
4.8
4.9
Failure to fulfill media obligation
4.8.1.
Failing to attend any pre-tournament media conference organized a day prior to their first
scheduled singles or doubles match;
4.8.2.
Failure to give on-court interviews for television immediately after a match whether the
match has been won or lost;
4.8.3.
Unless injured and physically unable to appear, failing to attend any post-match media
conference organised after conclusion of each match whether the player was the winner or
loser, providing that this does not interfere with the preparation for the player’s next match.
4.8.4.
Failure to assist with the promotion of a tournament and the game in general. A player
must be willing to participate on request in at least one appropriate activity of not more
than one hour’s duration (such as autograph-signing, participating in “meet the public”,
question and answer sessions, etc.).
Violating ceremony protocol
When participating in the finals of a tournament, not participating in the final ceremonies directly
after the match or not wearing the style of clothing (e.g. tracksuit, uniform) requested by the
organisers
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4.10 Audible obscenity
Using words commonly known and understood in any language to be profane or indecent and
uttered clearly and loudly enough to be heard by the umpire or spectators.
4.11 Visible obscenity
Making of gestures or signs with the hands and/or racket or shuttle that commonly have an obscene
or offensive meaning
4.12 Abuse of shuttle
4.12.1
Intentionally hitting a shuttle dangerously or recklessly within or out of the court, hitting a
shuttle with negligent disregard for the consequences, or deliberately damaging a shuttle.
4.12.2
Deliberately tampering with the shuttle to affect its flight or speed.
4.13 Abuse of racket or equipment
Intentionally and violently destroying or damaging rackets or other equipment, or intentionally and
violently hitting the net, court, umpire’s chair or other fixtures during a match.
4.14 Oral abuse
Making a statement within the precincts of the tournament site, directed at an official, opponent,
spectator or other person that implies dishonesty or is derogatory, insulting or otherwise abusive
4.15 Physical abuse
Physically abusing an official, opponent, spectator or other person. Even the unauthorised touching
of such persons may be regarded as physical abuse.
4.16 Unsportsmanlike conduct
Conducting oneself in a manner that is clearly abusive or detrimental to the sport
5.
PLAYER’S MAJOR OFFENCES
5.1
Conduct contrary to the integrity of the game
Engaging in conduct contrary to the integrity of the game of Badminton. If a player is convicted of
serious violation of a criminal law of any country, the punishment for which includes possible
imprisonment, that player may be deemed by virtue of such conviction to have engaged in conduct
contrary to the integrity of the game of Badminton. In addition, if a player has at any time behaved
in a manner severely damaging to the reputation of the sport, that player may be deemed by virtue
of such behaviour to have engaged in conduct contrary to the integrity of the game of Badminton.
5.2
Wagers
Wagering anything of value in connection with an tournament in which one will be, or is, competing.
5.3
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.
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