KUALA LUMPUR: Women’s singles shuttler Tee Jing Yi has quit the national team – less than a month before the Myanmar SEA Games.
The 22-year-old Jing Yi, who competed in last year’s London Olympic Games, submitted her resignation letter to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Friday.
It is learnt that Jing Yi no longer feels that she could contribute in the singles event. She wanted to switch to the doubles but did not get the blessing and decided to leave.
The Penangite, who joined the BAM Academy as a 13-year-old, won her third national singles title last year. Her best achievement was representing the country in two Uber Cup Finals in 2008 and 2010 and winning a team bronze at the 2011 Indonesia SEA Games.