By David Gold

Greysia Polii_and_Meiliana_Jauhari_8_SeptSeptember 8 - Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari, the Indonesian women's badminton doubles team disqualified from this year's Olympics for their part in the much-publicised match-throwing scandal, have been given a four-month ban by their national federation (PSBI).

The PSBI decided that the punishment would apply from the date of the incident on July 31, allowing the pair (pictured top) – who have indicated that they will not appeal the decision – to resume competitive action in December.

The bans mean the world number 14-ranked duo will miss this month's National Games along with the Japanese and Chinese Opens.

Polii and Jauhauri, along with two South Korean pairs and a Chinese couple, were all kicked out of London 2012 by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

Indonesia had initially appealed against their players' disqualification before withdrawing their plea.

The players were found guilty of trying to lose their final group-stage matches intentionally in order to manufacture an easier second round tie.

Badminton match-fixing_8_SeptReferee Torsten Berg (centre) urges the Indonesian (in red) and South Korean pairs to play fairly during their notorious Olympic encounter

"After studying and listening to all sides the sanction will be applied from the date of the incident until December 3," PSBI secretary general Yacob Rusdianto told Indonesia's Antara news agency.

"We suffer losses [by this decision] but it should be understood that the sanction should be given because they violated rules of fair play."

In an effort to add further credence to the PSBI's decision, Rusdianto said: "The Badminton World Federation has declared them guilty."

The South Korean pairs banished from the Games – Kim Ha Na and Jung Kyung-Eun, and Ha Jung-Eun and Kim Min Jung – were given six-month bans on appeal while Chinese player Yu Yang immediately retired from the sport as a result of the scandal as her country's Olympic Committee began an investigation of its own.

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