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Chong Wei may skip All-England (pic)

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Published: 26 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei may yet skip the All-England after all.

The 31-year-old Chong Wei, who won the All-England twice in 2010 and 2011, has been troubled by an ankle injury the past week.

Chong Wei was due to depart for Birmingham on Saturday. On Friday, he confirmed that he is still not fully recovered from the ankle (left) injury he picked up whilst playing in a doubles exhibition match with Lin Dan two weeks ago.Lee Chong Wei in a file photo. He will decide on Saturday if he is going to the All-England.

“I have not made up my mind on whether I will make the trip to Birmingham. The injury is still bothering me and I will only make my decision tomorrow,” said Chong Wei, who is supposed to meet Thailand’s Tanongsak Saensomboonsuk in the first round.

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Arvind enters men's singles quarterfinals of German Open (pic)

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Published: 26 February 2014
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MULHEIM: Arvind Bhat continued his impressive run to enter the men's singles quarterfinals of the USD 120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold after posting a straight-game victory over Daren Liew of Malaysia, on Thursday.

 
However, it was curtains for Anand Pawar in another men's singles third round match as the World No. 34 Indian went down to Tien Chen Chou of Chinese Taipei 14-21 11-21 in just half-an-hour.Arvind Bhat defeated Daren Liew from Malaysia
 
Former national champion Bhat, ranked 82nd, who yesterday stunned World No. 10 Yun Hu, had an easy outing today.
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BAM to reveal Kien Keat's fate (pic)

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Published: 26 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will reveal doubles shuttler Koo Kien Keat’s fate on Friday, after finally coming to a conclusion following months of speculation.

Kien Keat and partner Tan Boon Heong went through a massive loss of form and their first round defeat at the Malaysian Open to China’s Chai Biao-Hong Wei proved to be the last straw.It is unlikely that a new partner for Tan Boon Heong will be found so soon as national doubles coach Pang Cheh Chang is currently with the national squad at the German Open in Mulheim.

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Birmingham to host All England Open Badminton Championships until 2021 (pic)

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Published: 26 February 2014
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February 26 - The National Indoor Arena (NIA) in Birmingham will host the All England Open Badminton Championships until 2021, Badminton England announced today.

The event, which attracts the world's best players from China, India, Malaysia, the rest of Asia and mainland Europe, will take place at the 12,700-capacity venue - which is undergoing a £26 million ($43 million/€32 million) redevelopment - after it won the hosting rights through a competitive tender and partnership process.The NIA in Birmingham will host the All England Open Badminton Championships until 2021 ¬©Badminton England

"We are delighted to announce that the NIA will play host to the Yonex All England," Adrian Christy, chief executive of Badminton England, said.

"We have held the Championships in Birmingham since 1994 and the NIA is much loved by the world's best players and fans alike.

"We are excited at what the redevelopment of the NIA will mean to our event.

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Kirsty Gilmour enters women's singles top 20 (pic)

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Published: 24 February 2014
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Scotland's top women's singles player Kirsty Gilmour has moved into badminton's top 20 for the first time.

The 20-year-old from Hamilton is now the third highest ranked player from a Commonwealth nation in the countdown to Glasgow 2014.

On Wednesday she starts her Yonex German Open challenge in Mulheim. Scotland's top women's singles player Kirsty Gilmour has moved into badminton's top 20 for the first time.

She also teams up again with Jillie Cooper in the women's doubles where they face Japanese fourth seeds Reika Kakiiwa and Miyuki Maeda.

The German event is the perfect preparation for next week's Yonex All England Open Championships in Birmingham when she gets the chance to test her Commonwealth credentials against Saina Nehwal in a first-round match.

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