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Gu Juan quits Singapore's women’s team

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Published: 04 May 2014
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Singapore: Singapore's top female badminton player 23-year old Gu Juan has quit the Singapore national team. According to a statement from the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA), the world No. 22 Gu Juan Gu Juan is the best female badminton player in Singaporesubmitted her resignation on April 30, she expressed a “desire to look after her aging parents and nagging injuries”.

She will not be representing Singapore in the upcoming Uber Cup finals in New Delhi from May 18 to 25.

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Indonesia introduces new faces to its Thomas-Uber Cup team

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Published: 03 May 2014
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The Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) has added 18 year old Ihsan Maulana Mustofa, who will turn 19 in November into the Thomas Cup team. Ihsan was the bronze medalist at the BWF World Junior Badminton Championships last yearShuttlers and coaches from Indonesia's Thomas Cup. PBSI believes Ihsan will be able to deliver a point for the team if necessary.

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Potential rule changes in Thomas-Uber Cup Finals

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Published: 03 May 2014
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The events committee of Badminton World Federation (BWF) may try to shorten the format of play in Thomas and Uber Cup finals by reducing the number of events from five to three - one singles and two doubles events. Thomas Cup (left) and Uber CupBWF will discuss this proposal at this year’s council meeting, which will be held during the Thomas-Uber Cup Finals from May 18-25 in New Delhi. Currently, the Finals are decided over three singles and two doubles.

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BAM confirms Soon Huat, Peng Soon for Thomas Cup

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Published: 03 May 2014
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PETALING JAYA: On Saturday, BAM announced that Soon Huat will join Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren as fourth singles for the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25. He vows to justify his selection into the Thomas Cup Finals squad.The announcement ended speculations that Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) would include Misbun Ramdan Misbun as the fourth singles player because he is more aggressive and has won five international tournaments so far.

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Daren Liew and Chong Wei Feng need to revive their glory days

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Published: 02 May 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Last few months had been disastrous for Daren Liew and Chong Wei Feng, their lack luster performance is especially worrisome ahead of the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi on May 18-25.Really hope Daren (small pic) and Wei Feng can hustle back to redeem themselves

So far, the confirmed men’s singles for Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad are Chong Wei, Wei Feng and Daren. World No 152 Goh Soon Huat will most likely be the fourth singles.

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