• Zulfadli Zulkiffli to spearhead Malaysian team without Lee Chong Wei

    Kuala Lumpur: As predicted by BadmintonPlanet.com in this article few days ago - "No Lee Chong Wei at the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC)", the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have exempt Lee Chong Wei from the Badminton Asia Team Championships squad that will compete in Hyderabad, India from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22.Joining the BATC team gives Zulfadli Zulkiffli a good opportunity to train with the Malaysia national team.

    Joining the BATC team gives Zulfadli Zulkiffli a good opportunity to train with the Malaysia national team.

  • No Lee Chong Wei at the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC)

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian media reported on Tuesday that men's singles coach Hendrawan of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) did not want to name Lee Chong Wei for the Badminton Asia Team Championship (BATC) squad that will compete in Hyderabad, India from 15 to Feb. 22.Hendrawan should give young players enough exposure at tournament such as Badminton Asia Team Championship.

    Hendrawan should give young players enough exposure at tournament such as Badminton Asia Team Championship.

  • Mumbai Rockets maul Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 in Premier Badminton League

    Hyderabad: Mumbai Rockets won their last three matches to score a come from behind victory against hosts Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium on Monday.

    The Hunters who were playing without former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, got off to a good start with a closely fought women's singles contest where Supanida Katethong of Hyderabad defeated Liu Zi Die 13-15, 15-14, 15-14 to give the hosts a 1-0 lead.Both Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido are key players for Hyderabad Hunters.

    Both Carsten Mogensen and Markis Kido are key players for Hyderabad Hunters.

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Sony Dwi Kuncoro but Hyderabad Hunters still lose

    Hyderabad: The Hyderabad Hunters woes continued on Sunday, as the team lost its third-straight tie of the season, falling 3-4 to Chennai Smashers spearheaded by P.V Sindhu in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium in Hyderabad.Lee Chong Wei and his Hyderabad Hunters teammates.

    Lee Chong Wei and his Hyderabad Hunters teammates.

  • Premier Badminton League: Hyderabad Hunters loss despite Lee Chong Wei's victory

    Hyderabad: Although Lee Chong Wei gave a spectacular performance in the second men's singles match for Hyderabad Hunters in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Saturday, but it wasn't enough to carry his team to victory as the Hunters fell to Awadhe Warriors 3-4.Lee Chong Wei gets his first win in India's Premier Badminton League on Saturday. (photo: PTI)

    Lee Chong Wei gets his first win in India's Premier Badminton League on Saturday. (photo: PTI)

  • Tommy Sugiarto beats Lee Chong Wei for Delhi Acers' first win in PBL

    New Delhi: Tommy Sugiarto showed his fighting spirit with a huge win for hosts Delhi Acers over Hyderabad Hunters’s Lee Chong Wei in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on Thursday.Tommy Sugiarto shakes hands with Lee Chong Wei after their second men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

    Tommy Sugiarto shakes hands with Lee Chong Wei after their second men's singles match. (photo: AFP)

  • Tey Seu Bock: Lin Dan is still Lee Chong Wei’s greatest rival in Rio

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei's Olympic gold medal hopes have been dashed... twice by the same player - Lin Dan, both in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic men's singles finals. While gearing up for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Lee Chong Wei's coach Tey Seu Bock admitted that Lin Dan remained the major hurdle in Lee's bid for his first-ever Olympic gold at Rio Games.Regardless of the outcome, really hope to see Lee Chong Wei plays Lin Dan in the 2016 Olympic final again.

    Regardless of the outcome, really hope to see Lee Chong Wei plays Lin Dan in the 2016 Olympic final again.

  • India Premier Badminton League: Lee Chong Wei falls in upset loss to Kidambi Srikanth

    Kuala Lumpur: Former World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei who represented the Hyderabad Hunters lost to World No. 9 Kidambi Srikanth 12-15, 15-6 and 7-15 after making his debut in India's Premier Badminton League.India Premier Badminton League's "Trump Match" rule could be confusing. (photo: PBL)

    India Premier Badminton League's "Trump Match" rule could be confusing. (photo: PBL)

  • Chen Long wraps up a strong 2015 season at World No. 1

    Kuala Lumpur: Chen Long who capped a remarkable season by winning 8 titles in 2015, finished the year atop the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings with 96,931 ranking points.Chen Long is a very strong medal contender at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

    Chen Long is a very strong medal contender at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

  • The top 10 badminton news of 2015 in Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur: Badminton is undoubtedly one of the most famous and popular sports in Malaysia, due to world class star athletes such as Lee Chong Wei, Tan Boon Heong and Koo Kien Keat have brought a lot of exposure to the sport. Furthermore, large amount of media coverage devoted to badminton also attributed to large-scale expansion of its fan base in Malaysia.Happy New Year to Badminton fans all around the world!

    Happy New Year to Badminton fans all around the world!

  • Lee Chong Wei weathers slow start to lift Petaling Jaya over Puchong United

    Kuala Lumpur: The Malaysia Purple League saw an exciting fight on Wednesday, when the tie between the league's No. 3 team Petaling Jaya BC and Puchong United BC brought a lot of energy to the court.Lee Chong Wei strolls to easy win against Andre Kurniawan Tedjono in Malaysia Purple League.

    Lee Chong Wei strolls to easy win against Andre Kurniawan Tedjono in Malaysia Purple League.

  • Lee Chong Wei leads Petaling Jaya BC to tie Petaling BC 10-10

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei who played for Petaling Jaya BC in the Malaysia Purple League defeated reigning Malaysia champion Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin in straight sets 11-6, 11-5, 11-5, bringing Petaling Jaya BC from a 7-10 deficit to tie Petaling BC with a 10-10 final score.Lee Chong Wei meets Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin for the first time in Purple League. (photo: Purple League)

    Lee Chong Wei meets Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin for the first time in Purple League. (photo: Purple League)

  • Taufik Hidayat: Lee Chong Wei needs more mental toughness to be an Olympic champion

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2004 Summer Olympics gold medalist Taufik Hidayat from Indonesia told reporters at the Legends' Vision event in Kuala Lumpur that Lee Chong Wei needs to improve his mental toughness in order to win a gold medal in the Rio Olympics.Taufik Hidayat, Lee Chong Wei and Peter Gade at the Legends' Vision in Kuala Lumpur. (photo: Yonex)

    Taufik Hidayat, Lee Chong Wei and Peter Gade at the Legends' Vision in Kuala Lumpur. (photo: Yonex)

  • Fun to watch Lee Chong Wei, Taufik Hidayat & Peter Gade in Legends' Vision Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur: The last Legends' Vision event of the year was a hugely successful event with about 2000 people showed up and pretty much filled up the Kuala Lumpur Badminton (KLBA) Stadium in Cheras on Tuesday.Peter Gade (middle) celebrates his 39th birthday with Lee Chong Wei (left) and Taufik Hidayat. (photo: Kwongwah)

    Peter Gade (middle) celebrates his 39th birthday with Lee Chong Wei (left) and Taufik Hidayat. (photo: Kwongwah)

  • Don't miss the Legends' Vision, Dec 15th, in Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur: Here we go, the last Legends' Vision event of the year!

    Four true legends of the sport, Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan, Taufik Hidayat and Peter Gade are finally coming to Kuala Lumpur with “The Legends' Vision World Tour”, to be held on December 15th at 3.30pm in the Stadium Badminton Cheras (Stadium Badminton Kuala Lumpur).Can't wait to see Peter Gade, Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Taufik Hidayat in Kuala Lumpur.(photo: Yonex)

    Can't wait to see Peter Gade, Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Taufik Hidayat in Kuala Lumpur.(photo: Yonex)

  • Saina Nehwal & Lee Chong Wei​ fetch USD 100,000 at India's Premier Badminton League auction

    New Delhi: Top stars Saina Nehwal and Lee Chong Wei were the costliest buys, fetching a whopping USD 100,000, while Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were bought for USD 95,000 and USD 80,000 respectively at the rechristened Premier badminton League (PBL) players' auction here on Monday.Lee Chong Wei was making USD 135k in the 2013 edition, and now $USD 100k?

    Lee Chong Wei was making USD 135k in the 2013 edition, and now $USD 100k?

  • Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan & Li Xuerui absence from Dubai Superseries Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: Lee Chong Wei, Lin Dan and Li Xuerui will not be playing in the World Super Series Finals in Dubai that was scheduled to kick off from December 9 to December 13. According to Badminton World Federation (BWF), they only select the top eight shuttlers after the 12 legs of Tournament to compete in the finale and each country can have a maximum of two players.Perhaps it's good time for both Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan to take a short break before the busy 2016 season. (photo: Xinhua)

    Perhaps it's good time for both Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan to take a short break before the busy 2016 season. (photo: Xinhua)

  • Minor change to the top 5 BWF rankings ahead of the Dubai World Superseries Finals

    Kuala Lumpur: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings have remained relatively stable over the past week, as men's World No. 1 Chen Long geared up to lead the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals that will kick off in Dec 9.Chen Long remains overwhelming favorite to win the Dubai World Superseries Finals.

    Chen Long remains overwhelming favorite to win the Dubai World Superseries Finals.

  • When Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan turned actors

    Jinjiang: Many great athletes have leapt from sport to screen to find movie stardom. In the official launch ceremony of a badminton related movie called "I'm the Hero" on Tuesday in Jinjiang of China, Lee Chong Wei together with his on-the-court nemesis and off-the-court friend, Lin Dan were looking oh so handsome and as sharp as ever.Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan have a ton of respect for each other.

    Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan have a ton of respect for each other.

  • Lee Chong Wei beats Chen Long in exhibition at China Badminton Super League

    Fuzhou Jing'an: The 2015-2016 season of China Badminton Super League officially kicked off on Tuesday with a fun mixed doubles match where Lee Chong Wei partnered Li Xuerui to defeat the combination of Chen Long and Tai Tzu-ying 21-16, 21-17 in a spirited exhibition.Lee Chong Wei partners Li Xuerui in the China Badminton Super League mixed doubles exhibition match.(photo: Xinhua)

    Lee Chong Wei partners Li Xuerui in the China Badminton Super League mixed doubles exhibition match.(photo: Xinhua)

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