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Thomas Cup: Malaysian badminton player involved in spat in front of PM's wife (pic)

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Published: 12 May 2010
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Hosts Malaysia are in disarray before the Thomas Cup knockout stages even begin after suffering a bad-tempered group stage defeat to Japan in which one player got involved in a spat with a heckling fan.

The 3-2 loss - Malaysia's first to Japan in badminton's prestigious men's team tournament - leaves the hosts in the side of the draw where champions China loom large.

Fairuzizuan Tazari compounded a miserable Tuesday night for the badminton-mad Malaysians at the Putra Stadium when he retaliated in kind to heckling and a rude gesture from a fan.

Peace wave? Malaysia's badminton squad wave to fans before the tournament proper gets under way

"I apologise to the nation. The prime minister's wife was present among the spectators and I am sorry that this happened," national doubles team coach Rexy Mainaky said.

 

China marches on while Malaysia stunned at Thomas Cup

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Published: 12 May 2010
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KUALA LUMPUR, May 11  -- The host Malaysian team, a hot candidate for the Thomas Cup, was stunned in its first appearance here Tuesday, losing to Japan 3-2 while the reigning champion China secured a top position in Group A with a 4-1 win against South Korea.

Malaysia's third single Muhd Hafiz Hashim just failed to lift his game in the vital point as Japan came from 2-0 down to beat the host, who were under great pressure of winning the men's team title for the first time in 18 years.

 

Shuttlers finally receive their RM2mil in bonuses (pic)

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Published: 26 April 2010
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PORT DICKSON: National shuttlers received a timely boost ahead of the Thomas-Uber Cup Finals when the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) cleared a debt of about RM2mil in bonuses accumulated over two years yesterday.

All the players received their dues from the BAM president, Datuk Nadzmi Mohd Salleh, after completing their fun-filled three-day motivation camp at Bayu Beach Resort in Port Dickson.Dressed to kill: Thomas and Uber Cup players participate in a fancy dress contest during their motivation camp in Port Dickson Sunday.

The money was earned by the players through bonuses via the world rankings and winning competitions.

Under the BAM’s incentive scheme, if a player maintains his status in the top 32 bracket in the world, he gets a bonus between RM4,500 and RM45,000 on a quarterly basis. If he wins a tournament, the BAM reward him with an additional RM10,000.

 

BAM’s high-tech training centre close to fruition

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Published: 26 April 2010
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PORT DICKSON: The Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) plan to have their own dream centre is back on track.

The president, Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh, said yesterday that they had been allotted a new eight-acre land at Cochraine Road in Cheras to build a high-tech national training centre.

He said that there was a delay in the plan because they could not build the centre at the previous given plot of land in Taman Maluri.

“The government has finally given us a new land. Work will start on building our own training centre. This was decided during the executive meeting on Friday,” said Nadzmi.

 
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Thomas Cup: China drop Lu Lan, Wang Lin

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Published: 26 April 2010
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CHINA have not made any surprise changes to their Thomas Cup squad which will be led by Olympic champion Lin Dan but have dropped world champion Lu Lan and World No 3 Wang Lin from their Uber Cup squad.

Newcomers Chen Long and doubles Zhang Nan-Chai Biao have earned their places in the power-packed Thomas Cup squad as reserves.

In the Uber Cup, China have a relatively new but solid singles in Wang Yihan, Wang Xin and Wang Shixian. Jiang Yanjiao is the only experienced player who got the nod.

China squads -- Thomas Cup: Lin Dan, Chen Jin, Bao Chunlai, Chen Long, Guo Zhendong-Xu Chen, Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng, Zhang Nan-Chai Biao.

Uber Cup: Wang Yihan, Wang Xin, Wang Shixian, Jiang Yanjiao, Mai Jin-Wang Xiaoli, Du Jing-Yu Yang, Pan Pan-Tian Qing.

 

 

 
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