The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is waiting for an official report regarding the untimely death of China’s promising boys’ singles shuttler Zhang Zhi Jie, who passed away in Indonesia during a match on Sunday.

“BWF is waiting for an official report from Badminton Asia and the Local Organising Committee to assess whether the correct medical procedures were followed in providing aid to Zhang when fell to court.

“According to the guidelines, the tournament doctor under the direction of the referee, has the responsibility to respond to emergencies on court including cardiac arrest. In this scenario, to provide intervention until proper medical services can be available.

“Following our review, we will determine whether specific aspects of these guidelines need to be changed,” said BWF in a statement.

On Sunday, Zhang collapsed during his match against Japan at the Asian Junior Mixed Team Championships in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and footage of the incident indicated that medical staff and local organizers hesitated to respond immediately to the stricken teenager.

Zhang eventually received treatment and was rushed to the hospital, but succumbed to cardiac arrest at 11.20pm local time.

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A Badminton Association of Indonesia spokesperson defended the actions of the on-ground staff on Sunday, saying the medical team had to get the approval of the umpire before allowing them on court to treat Zhang.

The Chinese team paid tribute to the late Zhang by winning the tournament, courtesy of a 3-1 victory over South Korea in the final on Tuesday.

The prize giving ceremony was an emotional affair with many of Zhang’s team-mates in tears, still in disbelief over his death.

China had beaten Malaysia 3-1 in the semi-finals on Monday.