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Singles shuttler Jing Yi makes quit U-turn

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Published: 06 December 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Women’s singles shuttler Tee Jing Yi is back in the national team after changing her mind about quitting.

The 22-year-old Jing Yi represented the country at last year’s Olympic Games in London but dropped a bombshell by walking out on the national team two weeks ago.

Yesterday, however, she said that she had withdrawn her resignation letter after meeting with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff on Monday.

Jing Yi, who went to see the BAM boss in Kelantan, said that a pep talk by Tengku Mahaleel made her change her mind and she now wishes to continue serving the country.

“I was not in a good frame of mind when I decided to leave,” said Jing Yi, who submitted the resignation letter on Nov 22.

“At that time, I felt that my game was going nowhere and I could not contribute anymore.”

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Ex-BAM players Ramdan and Chun Seang reach semi-finals (pic)

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Published: 06 December 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: Two former BAM players, Misbun Ramdan Misbun and Tan Chun Seang, continued to show that they have not lost their touch when they reached the men’s singles semi-finals in the Carlton Irish Open in Dublin and the Vietnam Open Grand Prix Gold in Ho Chi Minh City respectively. Ex-BAM shuttler Misbun Ramdan Misbun reached the semi-final of the Irish Open after beating Emil Holst of Denmark in straight games in the quarter-final on Friday.

On Friday, national champion Ramdan stayed on track for his fourth international title this year after beating Emil Holst of Denmark 21-10, 21-13 in just 29 minutes in the quarter-finals.

He will meet unseeded German Lukas Schmidt in the last four.

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Foreign players await Indian Badminton League payment (pic)

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Published: 05 December 2013
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More than three months after the completion of the Indian Badminton League, a few top players of the Pune Piston are yet to receive part of the payment promised to them. According to the IBL contract, players were to be paid in four equal installments, with the final 25 percent to be released within 15 days of the completion of the event.

A foreign player, who requested anonymity, said: "I have been sending constant reminders to the franchise owners about the pending 25 percent of my contract money. I am given a new date every time but the money has not arrived so far. There are other foreign players from my IBL team also awaiting payment." Juliane Schenk, Tan Wee Kiong, Joachim Fischer-Nielsen and Tien Minh Nyugen were the four imports for Pune Pistons

Juliane Schenk, Tan Wee Kiong, Joachim Fischer-Nielsen and Tien Minh Nyugen were the four imports for Pune Pistons, the team that reached the semi-finals of the inaugural IBL edition. While Schenk was picked up for $90,000 at the auction, the Pistons forked out $44,000 and $35,000 for Nyugen and Fischer-Nielsen respectively. Tan Wee Kiong was signed for $15,000. The auction for all players, whether Indian or from abroad, was conducted in US Dollars, with the contract stating that the IBL had capped the exchange rate at Rs 54.54 to a dollar as per the contract.

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Rituparna Das, Aditya Joshi bag junior national badminton titles (pic)

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Published: 05 December 2013
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Kolkata girl Rituparna proved too good for the defending champion to win 21-14, 21-7 to add the U-19 national title to the U-13 and U-17 national crowns she had won in the past. She completed a double crown by also bagging the girls doubles title with J. Meghana.

Rituparna Das ended G. Ruthvika Shivani's hopes of a second consecutive double crown with a straight games hammering in the U-19 girls singles final while second seed Aditya Joshi defeated Kerala's Arun George to lift the U-19 boys title at the 38th Junior National Badminton Championships on Thursday.Rituparna Das

Kolkata girl Rituparna proved too good for the defending champion to win 21-14, 21-7 to add the U-19 national title to the U-13 and U-17 national crowns she had won in the past. She completed a double crown by also bagging the girls doubles title with J. Meghana.

Rituparna never allowed her opponent to get a foot-hold in the match. She was deceptive at the net and came up with some timely drops to tackle the reach of her lanky opponent, who had earlier got the better of Maharashtra's Karishma Wadkar in the U-17 final.

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Badminton doubles pair back together again (pic)

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Published: 05 December 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: National shuttler Lim Khim Wah will pair up with Goh V Shem for the third time – after two break-ups over the last three years.

The move may seem questionable but reigning Malaysian Open Grand Prix Gold champions Khim Wah and V Shem have decided to give their partnership another chance after a meeting with Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff on Monday. Goh V Shem (left) and Lim Khim Wah will re-united for the second time in January next year after their partnership was broken up two months ago

Khim Wah and V Shem, who went to Kelantan to meet the president, have decided to put their differences aside. The duo had, in the past, blamed each other for their losses.

Khim Wah and V Shem will play with their current partners – Ow Yao Han and Teo Kok Siang respectively – at the Myanmar SEA Games from Dec 10-14 and will re-team next year - starting with the Korean and Malaysian Opens.

BAM secretary Ng Chin Chai confirmed on Thursday that the duo would start playing as a pair once again while BAM competitions chairman Dr Koay Ban Hing confirmed that he had entered their names for the Korean Open next year.

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