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  • BWF Statement on Badminton Official Mr. Raj Gaya


    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) acknowledges the findings of the independent BWF Ethics Hearing Panel in the case against Mr. Raj Gaya of Mauritius, who from 1999 to 2017, held a variety of positions with the Badminton Confederation of Africa (BCA) and the Mauritius Badminton Association (MBA). Mr Gaya is also a former member of the BWF Council.

    BWF duly notes the reasoned decision of the BWF Ethics Hearing Panel and its findings against Mr. Raj Gaya (see the reasoned decision linked here, dated 21 November 2018).

    BWF duly notes and confirms the decision by the BWF Ethics Hearing Panel that Mr. Raj Gaya is banned from performing any function in badminton for life, and is ordered to pay a fine of US$50,000.




    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is the international governing body of the sport of badminton, recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). It was originally the International Badminton Federation (IBF) which was founded on 5 July, 1934, before being rechristened the Badminton World Federation in 2006.

    The purpose and objectives of BWF include regulating, promoting, developing and popularising the sport of badminton throughout the world and organising, conducting and presenting international events at the highest level.

    The BWF’s vision is to make badminton a leading global sport accessible to all – giving every child a chance to play for life. Its mission is to lead and inspire all stakeholders; to deliver entertainment through exciting events to drive fan experience; and to create innovative, impactful and sustainable development initiatives.

    BWF has its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with 189 Member Associations worldwide.

    Poul-Erik Høyer is the BWF President and Thomas Lund is the BWF Secretary General.

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