Latest Updates In Badminton: BWF Introduces New Service Fault Detection Device

BWF Introduces New Service Fault Detection Device

Badminton World Federation have introduced a new service fault detection device. This device helps to detect the fault in service of the shuttle. The badminton’s world governing body decided to introduce this device in the meeting held in Jamaica last month. Service Fault Detection Device works on the new rule, where the shuttler must hit the shuttlecock at a distance of 1.15m from the surface of badminton court.

Service Fault Detection Device

The new rule will come into play in 2018 All England Open Championships in March. The device will also be tested with the new rule in important tournaments like 2018 Thomas Cup and Uber Cup. Moreover in BWF World Championships in Nanjing next year. Grade 1 as well as Grade 2 ( the new BWF tournament series ) will be highly tested by this new device. The grade 1 tournament except BWF World Junior Championships  will be tested.

The previous rule says that the shuttler must hit the shuttlecock blow the waist or at a height of lower ribcage. The sneak peek of service fault detection device is that it is just a metal piece attached with a piece if transparent plastic sheet having a middle line of black colour.

The black line is at 1.15m height. At the time of serving the judge will look through the transparent plastic. If the shuttler will hit the shuttle cock at a height above black it will be a foul.

BWF confirms to give sufficient amount of Service Fault Detection Device to each and every association of badminton. The device will be distributed in the month of January 2018. Two devices are required during the game. Devices wi be used by the country’ badminton associations in important tournaments and series.

Obviously no modern technology is applied to this kind of device so their will be more chances of manual mistakes in the use of this device.

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