participle question?

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Shuttler Lee Chong Wei’s preparations for the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC), starting in Johor Baru next week, was disrupted when a close relative passed away on Monday, forcing coach Misbun Sidek to give him a two-day break.

participle "forcing" is belonged to which subject since the main verb is "was disrupted"?
 

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Shuttler Lee Chong Wei’s preparations for the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC), starting in Johor Baru next week, were disrupted when a close relative passed away on Monday, forcing coach Misbun Sidek to give him a two-day break.

participle "forcing" is belonged to which subject since the main verb is "was disrupted"?

...next week, was disrupted when a close relative passed away on Monday. This matter(= death in the family) forced coach Misbun Sidek to give him a two-day break.

'forcing' relates to 'the passing of a close relative'
 
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so participle "forcing" act as a adjective modifying "a close relative passed away"? am i right?
 

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No. It is not an adjective ('forcing' as an adjective only applies in the game of Bridge); it is a participle and does not 'modify'.
Look at the sentences this way:
Shuttler Lee Chong Wei’s preparations for the Asian Badminton Championships (ABC), starting in Johor Baru next week, were disrupted.
A close relative passed away on Monday.
This situation is forcing coach Misbun Sidek to give him a two-day break.

When we combine the sentences, we get:
... a close relative passed away on Monday, (which is) forcing coach Misbun Sidek to give him a two-day break.
 
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