My petition is about giving the badminton players enough time to towel down.
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I believe that, the umpire should give enough time to the badminton players to towel down their sweat. As you know tennis players get to towel down after a point. But this doesn’t happen to the badminton player as umpires are very harsh and take advantage of their position.
Also, they should make sure that there isn’t any sweat patches are left on the court which can make players to slip or injure them. For example, in the Dubai Superseries 2017 Lee Chong Wei who’s a Malaysian badminton player, he slipped on the court in his semi-finals due to not mopping the court effectively and in the final the umpire was very harsh to him and didn’t let the sweat patches to mopped from the court.
In addition, I would request the International Olympic Committee and Badminton World Federation (BWF) to make change in the rules and make the umpires friendly instead of letting them taking advantage of their position and being harsh to the players.
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