The ruling was announced today afer the Malaysian sportsman flew into Oslo last week to do a secondary dope test. Chong-wei failed tests in Denmark during the World Championship in August this year.
The exclusion from the sport is said to be temporary, reported NTB. The ban excludes the player from participating in any professional competitions. However it remains a blow for the badminton champion who won silver in Denmark this summer.
The Badminton World Federation announced they will set a hearing to uncover more information about the positive dope test result, and to evaluate whether Chong-wei broke the sport's regulations or not.