Match-fixing players can file appeals to CAS

It’s not worth the risk at all to be involved in match-fixing.
It’s not worth the risk at all to be involved in match-fixing.

Kuala Lumpur: The two Malaysian professional badminton players who were suspected of involving in alleged match-fixing scandal, have the right to lodge appeals with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) if they are not satisfied with whatever final decision that will be made by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

According to a lawyer in Malaysia, both players are allowed to take their cases to CAS to overturn BWF’s verdict.

“They have the right to challenge their cases in CAS.”

“But they’ll have to inform Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) first since BAM is the highest governing body for the sport of badminton in their country.”

Both players face six counts of match-fixing in six different tournaments between 2013 and 2016.

BWF has appointed three members’ independent panel to provide a final report in regard to a two-day hearing session in Singapore that was held on Feb 26, and Feb 27.

It is learned that BWF will issue a final verdict within two weeks upon receipt of a full report from the panel.

The Malaysian lawyer also told reporters that both players would need to spend a lot of money if they decided to file their appeals to CAS which is based in Lausanne, Switzerland.

“Of course, they are going to spend a lot of money. Before that, their lawyers would need to file a lot of paperwork to even get CAS to start reviewing their cases.”


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