KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei gave a thumbs-up to the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for finally agreeing to implement instant reviews, which allows a player to challenge line calls.
The BWF on Friday announced that the instant reviews would be used at the World Super Series Finals in Kuala Lumpur from Dec 10-15.
“Finally, they are doing it! BWF have been talking about it since January and they had even experimented using it in several tournaments. I am glad that they are putting it into practice at last,” said Chong Wei.
“Players have been questioning the quality of line judging for some time. Now, we are taking the first step to arrest this problem,” he said.
BWF wanted to introduce it at the Indonesian Open this year but then decided to postpone it.
On Friday, the BWF released a statement saying that they would officially use the instant reviews at the World Super Series Finals, which would allow a player to challenge line calls twice during a match.