The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has ruled out shifting its headquarters from Malaysia despite reports they were considering a base in another country.

Rumours have persisted in the media that the sport’s world governing body was considering relocating to another Asian base or a European headquarters from its current location of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“The BWF is not going to relocate from Malaysia,” S. Selvam, media and communications manager, BWF, told Reuters in an email.

“The BWF is expanding and needs bigger premises. The BWF is looking to relocate from its current premises to a new one but still within Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.”