Scandal-hit BWF deputy president number two steps down

Vastavam web: The Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) deputy president has stepped down as he fights corruption allegations in his home country of Peru, a statement said today.Gustavo Salazar Delgado, the sport’s number two official behind president Poul-Erik Hoyer, asked to be “excused from his duties”, the BWF said.The BWF said the accusations against Salazar related to “personal business matters” and are entirely unrelated to badminton and Salazar’s role as BWF deputy president”.

Various reports said Salazar, 52, was under investigation over a bribery and money-laundering case linked to Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.In April, a federal court in New York fined Odebrecht 2.6 billion, part of what US authorities describe as a one of the largest-ever corporate settlements for international bribery.