KUALA LUMPUR: A shell-shocked Tan Chun Seang wants the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to lift the two-year ban on him so that he can continue to make a living from the game.
Yesterday, the distraught singles shuttler turned up at the BAM’s office here seeking an explanation on the ban, which was imposed by the national body after a coaching and training committee on Wednesday.
The BAM decided to tighten their rules in a bid to safeguard their programme as they had spent a lot of time, money and resources to develop Chun Seang into one of the top back-up shuttlers.
Chun Seang said he decided to quit because he had had enough of playing badminton – especially after going through a lean spell over the last two years.
He reiterated that his quit decision had nothing to do with Hendrawan’s move in leaving him out of next month’s Vietnam Open.
“I was shocked with BAM’s decision. I wanted to compete in smaller tournaments as well as the international meets held in Malaysia,” said the 23-year-old Chun Seang.