• Indonesia introduces new faces to its Thomas-Uber Cup team

    The Indonesian Badminton Association (PBSI) has added 18 year old Ihsan Maulana Mustofa, who will turn 19 in November into the Thomas Cup team. Ihsan was the bronze medalist at the BWF World Junior Badminton Championships last yearShuttlers and coaches from Indonesia's Thomas Cup

    Shuttlers and coaches from Indonesia's Thomas Cup
    . PBSI believes Ihsan will be able to deliver a point for the team if necessary.

  • BAM confirms Soon Huat, Peng Soon for Thomas Cup

    PETALING JAYA: On Saturday, BAM announced that Soon Huat will join Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren as fourth singles for the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25. He vows to justify his selection into the Thomas Cup Finals squad.

    He vows to justify his selection into the Thomas Cup Finals squad.
    The announcement ended speculations that Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) would include Misbun Ramdan Misbun as the fourth singles player because he is more aggressive and has won five international tournaments so far.
  • Daren Liew and Chong Wei Feng need to revive their glory days

    Kuala Lumpur: Last few months had been disastrous for Daren Liew and Chong Wei Feng, their lack luster performance is especially worrisome ahead of the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi on May 18-25.Really hope Daren (small pic) and Wei Feng can hustle back to redeem themselves

    Really hope Daren (small pic) and Wei Feng can hustle back to redeem themselves

    So far, the confirmed men’s singles for Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad are Chong Wei, Wei Feng and Daren. World No 152 Goh Soon Huat will most likely be the fourth singles.

  • Goh Soon Huat secures a spot in Malaysia Thomas Cup team

    KUALA LUMPUR: Before Tuesday, there's doubt whether Goh Soon Huat is good enough to play fourth men's singles in Malaysia Thomas Cup team. Soon Huat’s name would be submitted to BAM for endorsement as the fourth men’s singles player in the Thomas Cup team

    Soon Huat’s name would be submitted to BAM for endorsement as the fourth men’s singles player in the Thomas Cup team
    In the second selection trial that was held on Tuesday, he overcame the doubts and will join three others - world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew for the 2014 Thomas Cup squad.
  • Misbun Ramdan vs. Soon Huat for final spot in Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad

    KUALA LUMPUR: Former Malaysia national champion Misbun Ramdan Misbun is one game away to be eligible to play in the Thomas Cup Finals, when his first opponent Zulfadli Zulkiffli failed to show up for the second selection trial at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara on Monday.Misbun Ramdan hopes to continue his family legacy where his father Misbun Sidek (right), and all his uncles had played for Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad during the 80's and 90's.

    Misbun Ramdan hopes to continue his family legacy where his father Misbun Sidek (right), and all his uncles had played for Malaysia's Thomas Cup squad during the 80's and 90's.

    Ramdan will take on Goh Soon Huat on Tuesday and the winner will be the fourth member of the singles squad to the Thomas Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25, together with Lee Chong Wei, Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren.

  • Jungle excursion to lift shuttler’s morale (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: A big scale motivation camp for the badminton players will be held at Taman Negara in Pahang from March 12-15.

    It is aimed at uniting and inspiring the team in preparation for the four major tournaments this year – Thomas Cup Finals (May), Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (July), World Championships in Copenhagen (August) and the Asian Games in Incheon (September).

    The camp will be held just days after the All-England (from March 4-9) so that all the shuttlers, including Olympic Games silver medallists Lee Chong Wei, can take part. The national badminton players will attend a motivation camp in Taman Negara, Pahang from March 12-15.

    Independent players are expected to join the motivation camp – only if they are successful in a selection trial soon.

    On Thursday, all the national coaches had a meeting with the National Sports Institute (NSI) team to discuss about the camp and they came out with several proposals.

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