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Coaches get instructions, no warning letter for Chong Wei

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Published: 21 September 2013
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 KUALA LUMPUR: The national badminton coaches have finally been given clear instructions over their new roles and responsibilities under the new coaching and training structure.

 
On Saturday, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Talent Management Group director Tan Aik Mong spent about two hours briefing all the national coaches at Stadium Juara in Bukit Jalil.
 
And to ensure that there would be two-way communication, Aik Mong will be meeting all the coaches every fortnight. He will also get daily feedback from Razif Sidek and Hendrawan, who have been put in charge of Team A and Team B.
 
“I am here to help the coaches. I could not explain to them about all these changes earlier as I was in the midst of putting things into place. The framework is in place now and I have informed all the coaches of our new approaches,” said Aik Mong.
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Rashid's resignation a huge loss to badminton in the country

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Published: 21 September 2013
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 KUALA LUMPUR: National Sports Council (NSC) Director-general Datuk Seri Zolkples Embong said national singles coach Rashid Sidek's resignation was a huge loss to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) and badminton in the country.

 
Zolkples who was shocked with Rashid's resignation said the former shuttler was among a number of prominent local coaches the country had produced but hoped it would not disrupt BAM's plans to strengthen the coaching and training programme.
 
"I am aware of the changes brought about by the new leadership but did not expect it would result in the resignation of Rashid. I only came to know about the resignation (Rashid) through the local dailies," he told reporters at his office, here, today.
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End of road for Indians in Japan Open (pic)

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Published: 21 September 2013
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 HYDERABAD: After creating a wave in the early part of the Japan Open, Indian shuttlers exited en masse from the Super Series as HS Prannoy, Kidambi Srikanth and Ajay Jayram lost their quarterfinals in Tokyo on Friday.India was the only country which had three shuttlers in the quarterfinal stage.

 
Incidentally, India was the only country which had three shuttlers in the quarterfinal stage.
 

Lee Chong Wei reaches Japan Open semis

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Published: 20 September 2013
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Malaysia's world number-one Lee Chong Wei brushed aside Jun Takemura of Japan 21-10, 21-11 to reach the semi-finals of the Japan Open badminton tournament in Tokyo Friday.

The 30-year-old top seed, going for a record fourth Japan Open men's singles title, needed a little more than 30 minutes to book a semi-final clash with Nguyen Tien Minh on Saturday.

The fifth-seeded Vietnamese whipped Japan's Kento Momota 21-18, 21-13 in another quarter-final.

China's Gao Huan struggled in beating Indian H.S. Prannoy 21-11, 20-22, 21-13 to set up the other semi-final clash with Japan's seventh seeded Kenichi Tago.

Tago crushed India's K. Srikanth 21-18, 21-9.

In the women's quarter-finals of the $200,000 tournament, the eighth leg of the 12-round World Superseries, fourth-seeded Wang Yihan breezed past fellow Chinese and fifth-seed Wang Shixian 21-17, 21-15.

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BAM question Rashid's loyalty (pic)

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Published: 20 September 2013
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) took a swipe at national singles coach Rashid Sidek by discrediting him and his loyalty as a coach despite his 10-years of tireless service to the nation.

On Friday, president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff said that the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games bronze medallist and three-time national champion’s decision to leave the national team was not a big loss to BAM.Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff: 'If Rashid goes away, is it a loss for us? It is not a loss. We have a lot of coaches. If the coaches do not agree with our system, then, what can we do.'

And to add salt to injury, Rashid may be referred to the rules and discipline committee over an alleged breach of contract on a separate and unrelated matter altogether.

The BAM is now questioning and investigating Rashid on his one-year contract as a coach with the Delhi Smashers in the recently-concluded Indian Badminton League (IBL).

On Thursday, Rashid had tendered his resignation saying he could no longer stand being undermined as a coach in BAM’s new coaching set-up under the charge of Talent Management Group (TMG) director Tan Aik Mong.

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