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Chong Wei not happy with Rashid's decision (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 20 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 singles shuttler Lee Chong Wei is a sad man.

Three years ago, his mentor and coach Misbun Sidek quit the national team.

Thursday, another of his favourite coaches – Rashid Sidek – made the shocking decision to leave the national team because he was unhappy with the changes in the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) under the leadership of Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff.

The 30-year-old Chong Wei has asked BAM’s management to review their plans so that coaches will not leave in a huff.Misbun (left) and Rashid Sidek in a file photo taken two years ago. In the past three years, both the Sidek brothers have left the BAM.

“I am really sad and my heart aches. This is shocking. One after another (of the coaches) are leaving me and all because of problems with the management,” said Chong Wei when contacted in Tokyo on Thursday.

“Rashid is a dedicated coach and has served BAM for a long time. He has produced results and I’ve learnt a lot from him. Other players like Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren also showed progress under him.

 

Chong Wei last Malaysian standing in Japan Open (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: World No 1 and defending champion Lee Chong Wei did not allow the resignation of his coach Rashid Sidek affect his game as he marched into the men’s singles quarter-finals of the Japan Open in Tokyo on Thursday.

Top-seeded Chong Wei took only 34 minutes to tame Anand Pawar of India with a 21-12, 21-16 win to set up a match against qualifier Jun Takemura. Jun Takemura returning a shot to Hu Yun of Hong Kong, as he went on to win 21-18, 21-17.

The unheralded Takemura caused a stir in the tournament when he dumped eighth seed Hu Yun of Hong Kong 21-18, 21-17.

On Thursday, the Indian shuttlers continued to show their prowess when three of them – H.S. Prannoy, Ajay Jayaram and K. Srikanth marched into the last eight. Prannoy pulled off the biggest upset of the day when he sent Denmark’s Jan O Jorgensen packing with a 21-14, 13-21, 21-17 win.

If Chong Wei wins, he will meet the winner of the match between Ajay and World Championships bronze medallist Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam for a place in the semi-finals.

 

Rashid quits national team (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: National singles coach Rashid Sidek dropped a huge bombshell on Thursday by quitting the national team citing that he could no longer work under the new management.

On Thursday, Rashid handed his resignation letter to Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) general manager Kenny Goh to end his 10-year service with the national team.Rashid Sidek, seen her with Lee Chong Wei (right), has decided to quit the BAM training programme.

Rashid said he had had enough as he could not work under BAM's new president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff and the Talent Management Group director Tan Aik Mong.

 

BAM to explain resignation

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 19 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will hold a press conference Friday to explain the resignation of national singles coach Rashid Sidek after none of the top office bearers were ready to give any statements.

On Thursday, BAM’s Talent Management Group (TMG) director Tan Aik Mong confirmed Rashid’s resignation but did not want to give any comments. He asked the media to contact BAM’s Support Service Group (SSG) general manager Kenny Goh.

Kenny referred the media to the BAM’s president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff. Tengku Mahaleel however, said that it was only right that Aik Mong address the issue as he was the man who was responsible for all the changes.

And when contacted again, the 63-year-old Aik Mong said that he would hold a press conference on Friday to look into Rashid’s decision to sever ties with the BAM due to unhappiness over some of the changes in the national set-up.

 

Badminton world no. 1 Li out of Japan Open (pic)

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Category: Badminton News
Published: 18 September 2013
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World number-one Li Xuerui pulled out of the badminton Japan Open Wednesday because of a sore knee, with her teammate linking the problem to a jam-packed schedule for Chinese players.

The 22-year-old London Olympic champion suffered pain in her left knee and consulted the venue doctor before the Japan Open's first day, a tournament press official said.

The doctor, Takemasa Miyauchi, confirmed Li's knee trouble and the top-seeded Chinese player withdrew from the first-round match against Japan's Aya Ohori, the official said.World number-one Li Xuerui, shown September 14, 2013, has pulled out of the badminton Japan Open because of a sore knee, with her teammate linking the problem to a jam-packed schedule for Chinese players.

No more details on her knee problem were immediately available.

Li's male teammate Wang Zhengming told AFP: "Members of the Chinese team, including myself, have a tight schedule filled with matches."

"I think she (Li) probably had an old injury that was hurting again somewhat because of fatigue," he said through an interpreter.

Li, the 2012 All-England champion, was not immediately available for comment after limping out of the event, the eighth leg of the 12-round World Superseries and badminton's top-flight tour.

 

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