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Shuttlers finally receive their RM2mil in bonuses (pic)

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Published: 26 April 2010
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PORT DICKSON: National shuttlers received a timely boost ahead of the Thomas-Uber Cup Finals when the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) cleared a debt of about RM2mil in bonuses accumulated over two years yesterday.

All the players received their dues from the BAM president, Datuk Nadzmi Mohd Salleh, after completing their fun-filled three-day motivation camp at Bayu Beach Resort in Port Dickson.Dressed to kill: Thomas and Uber Cup players participate in a fancy dress contest during their motivation camp in Port Dickson Sunday.

The money was earned by the players through bonuses via the world rankings and winning competitions.

Under the BAM’s incentive scheme, if a player maintains his status in the top 32 bracket in the world, he gets a bonus between RM4,500 and RM45,000 on a quarterly basis. If he wins a tournament, the BAM reward him with an additional RM10,000.

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BAM’s high-tech training centre close to fruition

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Published: 26 April 2010
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PORT DICKSON: The Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) plan to have their own dream centre is back on track.

The president, Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh, said yesterday that they had been allotted a new eight-acre land at Cochraine Road in Cheras to build a high-tech national training centre.

He said that there was a delay in the plan because they could not build the centre at the previous given plot of land in Taman Maluri.

“The government has finally given us a new land. Work will start on building our own training centre. This was decided during the executive meeting on Friday,” said Nadzmi.

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Thomas Cup: China drop Lu Lan, Wang Lin

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Published: 26 April 2010
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CHINA have not made any surprise changes to their Thomas Cup squad which will be led by Olympic champion Lin Dan but have dropped world champion Lu Lan and World No 3 Wang Lin from their Uber Cup squad.

Newcomers Chen Long and doubles Zhang Nan-Chai Biao have earned their places in the power-packed Thomas Cup squad as reserves.

In the Uber Cup, China have a relatively new but solid singles in Wang Yihan, Wang Xin and Wang Shixian. Jiang Yanjiao is the only experienced player who got the nod.

China squads -- Thomas Cup: Lin Dan, Chen Jin, Bao Chunlai, Chen Long, Guo Zhendong-Xu Chen, Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng, Zhang Nan-Chai Biao.

Uber Cup: Wang Yihan, Wang Xin, Wang Shixian, Jiang Yanjiao, Mai Jin-Wang Xiaoli, Du Jing-Yu Yang, Pan Pan-Tian Qing.



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Lin, Wang lead China defence of Thomas and Uber Cups

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Published: 26 April 2010
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BEIJING: Olympic champion Lin Dan and women's world number one Wang Yihan will lead China's defence of their Thomas and Uber Cup team titles in Malaysia next month, the Chinese Badminton Association (CBA) has announced.

World number two Lin leads a strong men's team featuring four of the world's top 10. The Chinese are aiming to win the biennial Thomas Cup
men's team competition for a fourth time in a row.

China's women will be strong favourites for a seventh successive Uber Cup triumph with a team featuring four of the world's top five, the exception being number three Wang Lin.

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Korean's Youths Add 2 Silvers at Badminton Worlds

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Published: 26 April 2010
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South Korea added two silver medals on Sunday at the Badminton World Junior Championships, failing to top the podium at the competition.

Kang Ji-wook lost to Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in two straight sets, 21-19 and 21-10, in the men's single final Sunday in Guadalajara, Mexico. Paired with Choi Hye-in, Kang also suffered a 21-15, 21-15 setback against Liu Cheng and Bao Yixin of China in the mixed doubles final.

Earlier last week, South Korea was overwhelmed by China in the team event final, and had to settle for second place.

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