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Boon Heong excluded for the best interest of the team

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Published: 07 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: After Tan Boon Heong's hugely controversial omission from the Commonwealth Games squad, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) deputy president Datuk Norza Zakaria explained the decision to leave Boon Heong off the roster was the right decision.Hope Tan Boon Heong could prove his haters wrong, and to rejuvenate his career

"We are can only send five men and five women to the Commonwealth games. From the Thomas Cup performance, Wee Kiong-V Shem are the best option for men's doubles," said Norza.

 

Ng Hui Lin and Ng Hui Ern are ready to get back to business

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Published: 07 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Congratulations to Ng Hui Lin and Ng Hui Ern who finally graduated and are the proud owner of Economics degree from Loughborough University in Britain. And they are excited to play badminton again!Former internationals Ng Hui Lin and Ng Hui Ern are keen to rejoin the national badminton team after completing their studies in June

Hui Lin will meet with Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff, president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Sunday to explore chances of returning to the Malaysia national team as either a women's doubles player or a mixed doubles player.

 

Chris and Gabby Adcock in England team at Glasgow 2014

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Published: 07 June 2014
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London: Chris and Gabby Adcock are the first married couple to represent England at the Commonwealth Games.

Chris Adcock will also partner with Andrew Ellis in the men's doubles event.Adcock couple in England badminton team

Rajiv Ouseph who won the silver medal in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi is the only men's singles player in the England team.

 

Nigeria shines in Lagos badminton classics

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Published: 07 June 2014
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Lagos: It will be an all Nigerian in women’s doubles final at the ongoing Lagos International Badminton Classics.Lagos International Badminton Classics 2014

Tosin Atolagbe and Fatima Azeez of Nigeria knocked off Jennifer Fry and Sandra Le Grange of South Africa 21-15, 16-21, 21-18 in the first semi-final.

 

Another Not-So-Smart move by BWF

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Published: 07 June 2014
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Kuala Lumpur: Despite good intentions, from constant efforts to change the scoring system of badminton to the "smart idea" of US$400,000 Player Incentive Scheme introduced by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Friday, in a bid to make the sport more attractive; these moves showed just how out of touch with reality BWF really is.Out of touch, incompetence and what other terms can I use to describe BWF? Let me know!

The scoring system was changed from 15x3 serve points to 7x5 serve points in 2002; back to 15x3 serve points before the existing rally system from 2005.

 

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