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Badminton’s new service rule won’t be used at CWG

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Commonwealth Games organisers say that new service rule of Badminton will not be used at the Gold Coast games.

The new service rule, which mandates that the shuttle be exactly at 1.15 meters above the ground at the time of service, was tried at the prestigious All England Championships in March, but it has been criticised.

The Indians have been critical of it along with several global stars such as Danish star Viktor Axelsen and two-time Olympic champion Lin Dan of China.

The Commonwealth badminton games will get underway on Thursday. They will be played under the old rules which mandate that the shuttle be kept above the waist height at the time of service.

The critics of the rule feel that it tilts the scale in favour of short players while putting taller ones like P V Sindhu and Axelsen at a disadvantage.

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