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Pei Jing to focus on partnership with Peng Soon for now (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: It does not matter whether it is a short or long term stint. Mixed doubles shuttler Lai Pei Jing is determined to cherish her new partnership with Chan Peng Soon for as long as it lasts.

The 21-year-old Pei Jing is pairing up with Peng Soon because the latter’s usual partner Goh Liu Ying had decided to go for a knee surgery. Liu Ying was expected to be out of action for at least six months.Lai Pei Jing will play in three tournaments in Europe with Chan Peng Soon over the next few months.

Pei Jing and Peng Soon have been named for three tournaments in Europe - the Austrian Open from Feb 19-22, German Open from Feb 25-March 2, and the All-England from March 4-9.

This week, however, Liu Ying had a change of heart, deciding to postpone her plan to go under the knife. She  intends to hang on until the badminton competition at the Commonwealth Games in Scotland from July 21-Aug 4.

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Singapore Open brought forward to April

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Published: 04 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Singapore Open has been brought forward due to a hectic season in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) calendar this year.

Instead of June, the fifth leg of the Superseries will be held from April 8-13 and it will coincide with the World Junior Championships, which will be hosted in Alor Setar from April 7-18. 

The Singapore dates had to be moved because some of the players will be involved in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow from July 21-Aug 4 and it will be followed by the World Championships from Aug 25-31.

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More misery for Kien Keat-Boon Heong (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR: Have national men’s doubles shuttler Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong lost their motivation to play?

All indicators point that way if their string of misfortunes are anything to go by.

On Thursday, Kien Keat suffered another blow in his bid to revive his flagging career. He had to request for time off from the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) after the recurrence of an eye infection.Kien Keat now requires a laser surgery for his eye infection.

It now requires immediate laser treatment, which he hopes to get done on Monday.

This means, Kien Keat will miss a scheduled physical test, which is being planned by the National Sports Institute (NSI) next week.

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Refreshed Daren hopes for a better year (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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PETALING JAYA; After an underwhelming start to the year, Liew Daren is feeling refreshed, mentally and physically, and is ready to step up his game.

And his first goal, will be to improve from his current lowly rank of No. 36 in the world to a more respectable position.Daren Liew hopes to rise up the world rankings from his currently lowly position of 36th in the world.

The 26-year-old was ranked as high as No. 10 in the world in 2012 but a spate of bad luck, poor form and injuries saw him hurtle down the rankings.

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Lee Chong Wei to compete in All-England Badminton Championships (pic)

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Published: 04 February 2014
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Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei, who won his 10th consecutive Maybank Malaysian Open title in January, has appeared in the last five men's singles finals.

Malaysia's badminton ace Lee Chong Wei and defending champion Chen Long of China confirmed their participation in the All-England Badminton Championships to be held in Birmingham from March 4-9.Can Lee Chong Wei win another All England Title?

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