Badminton mischief: BWF scheduling and timings make the records fake!
-Dr. Abdul Ruff
Of course, Badminton is not like cricket which is a total farce with fake records being considered by national and international awards and honors -mostly by payment basis- but certain mischief is spoiling its image as the genuine sport. .
There is a serious flaw in badminton scheduling and timings as some vested interests seem to decide the outcomes in some measures. BWF deliberately makes weak candidates play against the top players, thereby letting the big players to win points and easy money while the newcomers and weak ones leave the field in the first round itself.
That is bad. Not because the weak and new players should play longer but the top players get all the benefits as they don’t face each other in the first rounds. BWF needs to make two categories of standard players and the weak players and let o them play against their own level persons so that they can learn and stay on for first two or three rounds and stabilize themselves in due course.
If the new and low seeded players play separately for the first two rounds, a couple of them could reach the upper rounds, even if they don’t win any title for too long but they gain experience and expertise. If they keep losing in the first round they might exit from badminton once for all.
Then there is a time table and scheduling mischief by BWF. Some candidates generally do not have to face strong candidates as per scheduling which help them gain points and easy money.
One fails to understand why the BW lords keep changing the beginning time of tournament each day, for 9 am to 12 pm to 4 pm to 6 pm etc. Why not they start the tournament at one fixed time each day of the tournament? .
Even USA and Canada without good players also have begun “Open” tournaments for the players who are below 10 ranking and both these countries possible just help some other country because of Asia-pivot politics.
Clearly there is some mischief in both scheduling, mixing up the weak candidates with top players, and times for tournament each day.
Will BWF bosses make changes appropriately so that no mischief sneaks into the tournament and titles?
Obviously, some countries gain from these types of sport mischief.
Titles, money and points should be earned properly and not by mischief by teams and officials.