Kuala Lumpur: After several postponements, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have again postponed Lee Chong Wei’s doping hearing as they’ve entered the last phase of the evidence collection process.
BAM is expected to bring the case to Badminton World Federation (BWF) either sometime this month or sometime in March the latest. Vice President of BAM Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said officials from BWF have agreed to make themselves available whenever BAM are ready to present the case.
Nonetheless, Norza said that would be BAM’s last chance to postpone the hearing. BWF would no longer accept any excuses from BAM to further delay the hearing.
“Previously, we have requested additional time to prepare the case for Chong Wei. But this time, changes will not be allowed after a new date is set for the hearing,” said Norza.
“As soon as BWF get the green light from us, they will set up the date for the hearing,” added Norza.
“BAM is in the final stage of evidence gathering, the task was more difficult than we had expected because it involved many different parties and we also experienced some technical issues during the process,” explained Norza.
Lee Chong Wei has been provisionally suspended by BWF after he was tested positive for dexamethasone during a doping test at the World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Aug 30.