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Lin Dan can't play in World Championships? Not done deal just yet!

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Published: 02 May 2014
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Beijing: China is the superpower of badminton, they have solid depth of elite shuttlers that ranked in the top 100. These shuttlers provided China more versatility for designing a better line-up to target certain tournaments. Don't rule out possibility of Super Dan playing in world championhips just yetAnd you are right, China is capable of pulling off another surprising twist in this year's World Championship by adding Lin Dan to its roster.

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Men's doubles the weakest link for Malaysia Thomas Cup team

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Published: 01 May 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia badminton has traditionally been known to produce and to nurture top men's doubles. Started with Tan Aik Huang/Yew Cheng Hoe in the 60's, Ng Boon Bee/Punch Gunalan in the 70's, Razif Sidek/Jalani Sidek in the 80's, Cheah Soon-Kit/Soo Beng Kiang, Cheah Soon-Kit/Yap Kim Hock, Datuk Punch Gunalan holding the Thomas Cup aloft. Next to him are Razif Sidek and Foo Kok Keong. Year 1992 was the last time Malaysia won the Thomas Cup.Lee Wan Wah/Chong Tan Fook in the 90's, and Chew Chong Eng/Chan Chong Ming, Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong in the 2000's. Although some of these pairs may not always be the dominant power in the badminton world, but, men's doubles has always been huge factor to secure points for Malaysia's Thomas Cup team.

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No wildcard for Lin Dan at World Championships 2014

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Published: 01 May 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: In last year’s world badminton champioIn World Championships 2013, Lee Chong Wei had to throw in the towel when he succumbed to cramps during the final World Championships match against China's Lin Dan (right).nships, Badminton World Federation (BWF) granted Lin Dan a wild card so he could compete in the tournament. The Olympic champion from China ended up winning his fifth world title after first coming from a game down and then overturning a 10-6 final game deficit to force his great rival, and good friend, Lee Chong Wei to retire at 20-17 down in another epic Lee Chong Wei vs. Lin Dan showdown.

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Jwala Gutta still upset over her legal battle with Badminton Association of India

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Published: 30 April 2014
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New Delhi: Six months ago, in a surprise decision, the Badminton Association of India's disciplinary committee has recommended a life ban on top Indian doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta for trying to Jwala Gutta, set aside those nightmares, and start focusing on badminton. We all love you!stop some players of her franchise Delhi Smashers from playing a match against Banga Beats in the India Badminton League.

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Malaysian professional badminton league to launch in September

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Published: 29 April 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: A new Malaysian badminton league called Malaysia Purple League (MPL) is set to get underway later this year (from September 2014 to February 2015) which will see twelve franchises taking part in the RM2 million overall prize money competition. The Malaysia Purple League is a good way to search of a worthy successor to world number one singles player Datuk Lee Chong Wei

The MPL will feature the best Malaysia players such as superstar Lee Chong Wei and new, emerging talent, as well as some of the great badminton stars from China, Korea and Europe. The league is expected to feature Lin Dan, Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng, Lee Yong-dae and Markis Kido.

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