Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) is finally ready to present Lee Chong Wei’s case to Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) hearing committee following the completion of the internal investigation by BAM.
BAM’s vice president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria said on Saturday that they are now waiting for BWF to set a date for the hearing.
“On the surface, things seemed to go fairly quiet, but much of the work done behind the scenes was pretty intensive. And we are now ready to present the case to BWF,” said Norza.
“We would like to do our best to clear Chong Wei from this offence, so that he can get back on the court and start playing badminton again,” added Norza.
Malaysia’s world No1 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. He could be banned for a minimum of three months or a maximum of up to two years.
Lee Chong Wei was provisionally suspended on November 11, 2014. According to Section 10.9.3 of BWF’s anti-doping regulations, if a provisional suspension is imposed and respected by the player, then the player shall receive a credit for such period. If he receives 6 months or less suspension, badminton fans should be able to see him out on the court very soon since he has accrued enough suspension credit (starting from November 11, 2014) to satisfy his punishment.
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