Aug 16, 3 years ago

SLBA office bearers meet Ministry Officials

SLBA office bearers meet Ministry Officials

The newly elected President and office bearers of the Sri Lanka Badminton Association (SLBA) held a meeting with the officials of the Ministry of Sports on the instructions of the Minister of Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake.

At the meeting the main item of discussion were the immediate steps to be taken to obtain the removal of the suspension of the SLBA by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) and the preparation for the SAF games to be held in India in January 2016.

The SLBA office bearers assured the officials of the Ministry that they will meet the officials of BWF and take necessary steps including the amendment of certain sections of the SLBA constitution to be consistent with the requirements of the BWF. The SLBA office bearers also assured the Ministry officials that the current suspension has no serious repercussion on the sport in Sri Lanka in the immediate future as it will not prevent Sri Lanka from participating in the SAF games to be held in January 2016 as the said games are not considered by BWF for world ranking and points.

Based on the undertaking given by the SLBA the Minister of Tourism and Sports has directed the officials of the Ministry not to proceed with referring this matter to the Tribunal Arbitral du Sport/ Court of Arbitration for Sport and to await the response of the SLBA.

© sportsinfo | Triomedia PPL

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