Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Bookie offers up to USD $77k to throw badminton matches

Match fixing is usually motivated by money.
Kuala Lumpur: A former Malaysian badminton player admitted that match fixing in badminton is not something new. A player would receive a lucrative payout especially when they purposely throw matches in the earlier rounds. The former World No. 1 player claimed that there were players who received up to USD $77k (about RM300,000) from a bookie in 2006-2007. "This is not...

Denmark defend men’s and women’s titles at European team championships

Congratulations to Denmark for winning their seventh European men's team title. (photo: Badminton Europe)
Kazan: Defending champions Denmark defeated England 3-1 to claim the European men's team championship badminton title on Sunday in Kazan, Russia. Six-time European men’s team championships winners Denmark got off to a good start in the first men's singles match when World No. 17 Anders Antonsen had to dig deep to give Denmark a 1-0 lead by defeating World No....

Viktor Axelsen withdraws from All England to recover from surgery

Wish Viktor Axelsen a speedy recovery. (photo: Viktor Axelsen's Instagram)
Copenhagen: Reigning World champion and World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark has withdrawn from the 2018 All England that will be held from March 14 to March 18 due to an ankle surgery. Axelsen posted on Instagram to announce the success of his surgery and about his withdrawal from All England on Friday. Below was the message he posted...

Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus opens up on match-fixing

We need more players such as Hans-Kristian Solberg Vittinghus to stand up against match-fixing. (photo: AP)
Kuala Lumpur: World No. 19 Hans Kristian-Vittinghus of Denmark who has rejected an offer from a Malaysian man to throw matches in 2014, talked to Malaysian media NSTP Sports about the latest match-fixing scandal involving two Malaysian national professional badminton players. "In 2014, I reported to Badminton World Federation (BWF) through their official website. I was then met with Thomas...

Apacs confirm match-fixing players are under their sponsorship

The badminton community should kind of know who those two players are by now.
Kuala Lumpur: The Sports equipment company, Apacs has confirmed that two professional badminton players who have been provisionally suspended by the World Badminton Federation (BWF) for match-fixing are sponsored by them. Apacs Malaysia manager Jabbery Lim told Malaysian media that they were informed about the matter but would only take necessary action after the verdict from Badminton World Federation (BWF). Both...

BAM calls Tan Boon Heong to join Malaysian Thomas Cup team

Tan Boon Heong (left) receives coaching lessons from Indonesia's legendary men's doubles coach Herry Iman Pierngadi (middle) during his partnership with Hendra Setiawan (right).
Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysian Badminton Association (BAM) has inspired by Indonesia's move by bringing back their 33-year-old men's doubles legend Hendra Setiawan when he and Rian Agung Saputro delivered the winning point that allowed Indonesia to beat China 3-1 in the Asia Team Championships final last Sunday. Following Indonesia's success, BAM has decided to invite Tan Boon Heong into Malaysia's...

BAM drops Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing from Commonwealth Games

Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing needs to be more humble and work harder to move things to the next level.
Kuala Lumpur: Dissatisfied with their recent performance, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has drop World No. 11 mixed doubles pair Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing from its Commonwealth Games squad that will compete in Gold Coast, Australia from April 4 to April 15. The pair has not been doing well since mid-2017, and they have been losing to teammates...

Lee Chong Wei denies sex tape: “It’s not me”

Come on, Lee Chong Wei and this guy look completely different!
Kuala Lumpur: Just when everybody is wondering about the Malaysian shuttler who was under investigation by Badminton World Federation (BWF) for allegedly involved in a match-fixing scandal, another huge bomb was dropped on Monday that a video titled 'Lee Chong Wei's sex tape' has gone viral on social media showing a thin guy having sex with a girl. Lee himself,...

Malaysian shuttler Suspected of Match-Fixing

Badminton's latest match-fixing scandal brings shame to the sport. (photo: AP)
By Helmi Takkah and Fabian Peter The Malaysian badminton fraternity has been rocked by a recent match-fixing allegation involving a professional shuttler, who is being investigated by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).According to sources, BWF has provisionally suspended the player, who is in his 20s, from competing as investigations were on going. It is understood that the world governing body started...

Chou Tien Chen leads Puchong United BC to win 2017/2018 Purple League title

Puchong United BC wins the 2017/2018 Purple League title. (photo: Sinchew)
Genting: Puchong United BC defeated Kepong BC 10-8 in what turned out to be a classic final to win their maiden Purple League title at the Arena of Stars in Genting Highlands on Sunday.In the opener, Puchong United BC punted on their first men's singles player World No. 8 Chou Tien Chen to win a close first men’s singles...

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Match fixing is usually motivated by money.

Bookie offers up to USD $77k to throw badminton matches

Kuala Lumpur: A former Malaysian badminton player admitted that match fixing in badminton is not something new. A player would receive a lucrative payout...
Congratulations to Denmark for winning their seventh European men's team title. (photo: Badminton Europe)

Denmark defend men’s and women’s titles at European team championships

Kazan: Defending champions Denmark defeated England 3-1 to claim the European men's team championship badminton title on Sunday in Kazan, Russia. Six-time European men’s team...
Wish Viktor Axelsen a speedy recovery. (photo: Viktor Axelsen's Instagram)

Viktor Axelsen withdraws from All England to recover from surgery

Copenhagen: Reigning World champion and World No. 1 Viktor Axelsen of Denmark has withdrawn from the 2018 All England that will be held from...