Kuala Lumpur: Although World No. 5 mixed doubles pair Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying, and World No. 15 men’s pair Goh V Shem/Tan Wee Kiong were not selected by the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to play at the 2019 Sudirman Cup which offered valuable ranking points for the Tokyo Olympic Games qualification, but they have so far seemed not been affected by that matter at all.
Goh Liu Ying, Goh V Shem and Chan Peng Soon posted some pictures on their social media pages few days ago showing them enjoying great time with their friends and family.
In addition to four players above, former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei was also not being included in the Malaysia squad for the 2019 Sudirman Cup taking place in Nanning, China, next Sunday.
Without Lee Chong Wei, the men’s singles challenge was shouldered by Lee Zii Jia, Cheam June Wei and Soong Joo Ven while the Malaysian men’s doubles department was represented by Aaron Chia, Soh Wooi Yik, Teo Ee Yi, Ong Yew Sin, Nur Izzuddin.
Meanwhile, Goh Jin Wei will spearhead the women’s singles department alongside Soniia Cheah, Lee Ying Ying and Chow Mei Kuan, Lee Meng Yean, Vivian Hoo, Yap Chen Wen will play in the women’s doubles category.
World No. 13 Goh Soon Huat/Shevon Jemie Lai, World No. 19 Tan Kian Meng/Lai Pei Jing will lead the mixed doubles department with Chen Tang Jie served as a reserved player.
For the 2019 Sudirman Cup, Malaysia have been drawn into Group 1D, together with 10-time winners China and 2018 Commonwealth Games badminton mixed team gold medalists India.