PBSI continues to hold two events Indonesia International Challenge (IIC) and Indonesia Masters as scheduled in Malang/photo/the sun
According to PP PBSI’s Head of Foreign Relations, Bambang Roedyanto, the championship which was held in Malang City was held as planned and could still be attended by spectators.
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As is known, the tragedy of the riot at Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang made many parties shocked and saddened after at least 125 people died and hundreds were injured.
The Kanjuruhan tragedy broke out after Arema FC lost 2-3 to Persebaya Surabaya in Liga 1 2022/2023, Saturday (1/10/2022) night. The clash began when the fans entered the field after the match. The police on guard also fired tear gas at the fans who were on the field and in the stands.
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The public who loved badminton had doubts whether the two international badminton events that would be held in Malang would be cancelled. However, Bambang Roedyanto through his personal Twitter account @RudyRoedyanto gave certainty that it would be held according to the original plan.
“Many people have asked about the Championship in Malang. We will still hold it on schedule,” wrote Bambang.
Not only that, Bambang also answered a question from a netizen about limiting the capacity of the audience there. He said, there will be a maximum number of spectators who can attend.
“Not much… maybe a maximum of 800-900 (audiences),” he continued.
As is known, the sadness caused by the tragedy of the Kanjuruhan Stadium which killed 125 supporters was also felt by Indonesian badminton people. A number of players, coaches, supporters, and even badminton legends expressed their condolences.
Feelings of grief were also felt at the tournament which just took place one week ago, Indonesia International Challenge (IIC) 2022, which was held at GOR Among Rojo, Yogyakarta. Before the match, there was a moment of silence throughout the hall.