This is to inform that BWF registered players are allowed to retire from international competition. They are required to complete the attach retirement forms and submit to BWF office for further action.
Players retired in 2009 - 2013
Plese take note that if they are keen to play competitive badminton again they are required to fulfill the following competition regulations.
BWF Anti Doping Statutes
5.6 Retirement and return to competition
5.6.1 A Player who has been identified by the BWF for inclusion in the BWF’s Registered Testing Pool shall continue to be subject to these anti-doping regulations, including the obligation to comply with the whereabouts requirements of the International Standard for Testing, unless and until the Player (or the Member Association on behalf of the Player) gives written notice to the BWF that the Player has retired or until the Player no longer satisfies the criteria for inclusion in the BWF's Registered Testing Pool and has been so informed by the BWF.
5.6.2 A Player who has given notice of retirement to the BWF may not resume competing unless the Player notifies the BWF at least six (6) months before the Player expects to return to competition and is available for unannounced Out-of-Competition Testing including (if requested) complying with the whereabouts requirements of the International Standard for Testing, at any time during the six (6) month period before actual return to competition. The BWF may give notice of a different period than six months at the time of receipt of notification of retirement.
5.6.3 Member Associations/National Anti-Doping Organisations may establish similar requirements for retirement and returning to competition for Players in the national Registered Testing Pool