The Malaysian badminton team is seeded fourth in the Sudirman Cup, and placed fifth in the Badminton World Federation rankings. Akademi Badminton Malaysia CEO Michelle Chai says this is a positive sign of progress across all departments.
The word “uncertainty” is being bandied about among representatives of member associations as they wonder if BWF president Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen will serve until 2025, or leave mid-way.
Badminton World Federation explains why Shi Yu Qi is allowed to play in next month’s World Championships, despite China initially pulling his name from the entry list.
Badminton World Federation (BWF) council member Datuk Kenny Goh says the world body must explain why Shi Yu Qi is allowed to compete in next month’s World Championship, despite China pulling his name from the entry list.
BA of Malaysia deputy president Datuk Seri Jahaberdeen Mohamed Yunoos believes the national body and national shuttler Lee Zii Jia have reached an “amicable solution” and that the details will be revealed next week.
Lawyer Nik Erman Nik Roseli says the clause used by the Badminton Association of Malaysia for not registering Lee Zii Jia and Goh Jin Wei for international meets for two years is against the Malaysian Contracts Act 1950 but may not be against Badminton World Federation regulations.
BA of Malaysia president Tan Sri Norza Zakaria says Badminton World Federation’s grants should have been distributed to all member associations as the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted everyone globally.
Educating shuttlers on the evils of gambling and betting should be top priority and stern action must be taken if they are found guilty.
Two national badminton players who have racked up huge debts after allegedly betting on football matches, have been hauled up by the BA of Malaysia and Badminton World Federation.
Badminton World Federation (BWF) secretary-general Thomas Lund shares his insights with Twentytwo13 of what stakeholders of the sport can expect this year.