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World-class field on show for NZ Open (pic)

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Published: 25 March 2014
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Two former world No1 badminton players are in the field for next month's New Zealand Open at North Shore Events Centre.

Throw in a former world No3 and the quality of the field will be just about the best seen in the country.Korea's Lee Hyun-il was fourth at the London Olympics in 2012.

Korea's Lee Hyun-Il was the game's top-ranked male player midway through the 2000s. He was beaten in the semifinals at the 2008 Olympics and lost the bronze medal playoff in London two years ago.

Indonesian Simon Santoso got as high as No3 on the ranking list. The 29-year-old has a string of international titles to his name.

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Misbun rejected Malaysia’s offer to become badminton supremo (pic)

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Published: 21 March 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR:  Datuk Misbun Sidek turned down The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM)’s offer to be the Chief Director for its national team due to personal reasons. Misbun Sidek says no to BAM
BAM was forced to switch to Plan B, which they appointed Rashid Sidek, as the singles chief coach on Thursday and will name the chief for doubles soon. BAM president Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff said they have not yet decided if Kim Hock will be their pick to head the doubles department.   “We will now go back to our Plan B and appoint two chief coaches – one in the singles and one in the doubles.”

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Adcocks’ win underlines rise of English badminton (pic)

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Published: 21 March 2014
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Ravenshead duo Chris and Gabby Adcock’s victory at the Swiss Open Badminton Championships last weekend was further evidence of the rise of English badminton ahead of the Commonwealth Games and World Championships this summer.

The Swiss Open, a BWF Grand Prix Gold tournament, the third highest level in the world, proved the perfect opportunity for the mixed doubles married couple to demonstrate why they are English National Champions and ranked fifth in the world.Chris and Gabby Adcock won the Swiss Open Badminton Championships

The Adcocks defeated China’s Chai Biao and Tang Jianhua 21-17, 21-13 in Sunday’s mixed doubles final.

England’s last winners of the Swiss Open were Nathan Robertson and Gail Emms in 2006.

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Lee Chong Wei: Chong Wei: Ramdan Misbun best candidate for final Thomas Cup single's slot (pic)

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Published: 19 March 2014
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KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 — World number one men’s badminton player Datuk Lee Chong Wei is leaning towards Misbun Ramdan Misbun for the final spot in the the Thomas Cup team.
Chong Wei further explained that Ramdan has been pretty consistent in every tournaments he had participated, and is currently ranked 48th in the world.Lee Chong Wei speaking to the media after receiving a cheque worth RM80,000 from the Badminton Association of Malaysia at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Jalil on Thursday. — ART CHEN / The Star


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Misbun Ramdan Misbun is fighting to fill the vacant singles slot for Malaysia’s Thomas Cup squad (pic)

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Published: 19 March 2014
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Misbun Ramdan Misbun had asked for a two-day grace period for the Thomas Cup Finals selection trial  as he had just arrived from Romania on Tuesday night after winning his first international title this year – at the Romanian International on Sunday. It was his fifth international crown since leaving BAM to become an independent player in January last year.Ramdan will play in the Thomas Cup Finals selection trial on Friday.

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