• Wei Feng relies on Rashid to spark turnaround

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's second men's singles, Chong Wei Feng was handed a danger filled path at the 2014 World Championships in Copenhagen. He plays his first round match against England’s Rajiv Ouseph, India's rising star Kidambi Srikanth in second round, and if he survives both matches, he would face Chen Long of China in third round.Chong Wei Feng will definitely benefits from Rashid Sidek's experience at the World Championships

    Chong Wei Feng will definitely benefits from Rashid Sidek's experience at the World Championships


  • Chen Long #1 threat to Chong Wei at World Champs

    Kuala Lumpur: Rashid Sidek, who was involved in a spat with president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff following the Malaysia shuttlers' poor performance, especially Liew Darren at the just concluded 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, citing Chen Long of China is the major threat for world number one Lee Chong Wei at the Copenhagen World Championships.In the absence of Lin Dan, Chen Long has became the most dangerous player from China

    In the absence of Lin Dan, Chen Long has became the most dangerous player from China

  • BAM reverses decision to exclude Rashid from World Champs

    Kuala Lumpur: Facing heavy criticism by media, players and government officials, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) announced Monday that they have reversed their decision to remove national singles chief coach Rashid Sidek from the World Championships squad.Rashid Sidek is a world-renowned and well-respected badminton coach

    Rashid Sidek is a world-renowned and well-respected badminton coach

  • Rashid Sidek to stay at BAM, for now!

    KUALA LUMPUR: Embattled national singles head coach Rashid Sidek has no intention of quitting the post, at least for now, despite coming under heavy criticism for the failure of the men’s singles players in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.Rashid Sidek is a top class, hugely respected coach in the worldwide badminton community

    Rashid Sidek is a top class, hugely respected coach in the worldwide badminton community

  • BAM is ready to pay coaches unpaid incentives

    Kuala Lumpur: Last week, while trying to mediate the huge fallout between president of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff and Rashid Sidek, Youth and Sports Minister of Malaysia Khairy Jamaluddin also wanted BAM to disburse the Coaches Incentive Scheme (SGAR) payment amounting to RM16,000 to the badminton squad coaches for assisting to take the country to the Thomas Cup finals in May.Pang Cheh Chang, Wong Tat Meng, Tey Seu Bock, Hendrawan and Rashid Sidek (begin with right side of last row) were handed total of RM16,000 monetary rewards by the National Sports Council (NSC) on July 1.

    Pang Cheh Chang, Wong Tat Meng, Tey Seu Bock, Hendrawan and Rashid Sidek (begin with right side of last row) were handed total of RM16,000 monetary rewards by the National Sports Council (NSC) on July 1.

  • Razif has harsh words for Mahaleel

    Kuala Lumpur: Former Malaysian national coach Razif Sidek was unhappy and slammed the irresponsible attitude of President of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff who pointed fingers at the coach following poor performance of men's singles, Daren Liew at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow two weeks ago. Razif is unhappy with Mahaleel's attitude in defeat

    Razif is unhappy with Mahaleel's attitude in defeat

     

  • Current and former shuttlers stand behind Rashid Sidek

    Kuala Lumpur: Almost A week after president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff openly criticize men's singles coach for Daren Liew and Chong Wei Feng's disastrous performances at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, both players have decided to stand behind their coach over this finger-pointing saga.Chong Wei Feng (left) and Daren Liew are standing behind their coach

    Chong Wei Feng (left) and Daren Liew are standing behind their coach

  • Elyas Omar to BAM: Stop Arguing!

    Kuala Lumpur:  Former president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tan Sri Elyas Omar urged current president of BAM Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff and men’s singles coach Rashid Sidek to resolve their conflicts immediately. Tan Sri Elyas said the attitude of pointing fingers at each other after the poor performance of men’s singles at Glasgow is otherwise inappropriate, and both parties must share the responsibility equally.Tan Sri Elyas Omar (4th from left) is the most successful president of BAM in the past 22 years

    Tan Sri Elyas Omar (4th from left) is the most successful president of BAM in the past 22 years

  • Rashid Sidek dropped from World Champs Squad

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's chief coach Rashid Sidek was excluded from the Copenhagen World Championships after falling out with president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff.

    "The president called a management meeting on Wednesday, introduced Hendrawan as my replacement to the World Championships coaching staff," said Rashid. The 1996 Atlanta Olympic bronze medalist also claimed that he had not been informed by BAM about that meeting.Rashid Sidek plays major role in Malaysia's 1992 Thomas Cup victory.

    Rashid Sidek plays major role in Malaysia's 1992 Thomas Cup victory.

  • Finger-pointing after Malaysian men's singles' loss at Glasgow

    Kuala Lumpur: On Monday, president of Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff voiced his unhappiness over the poor performances of men's singles players at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. He also denied that he and other association members interfered with the shuttlers selection process. Althought he didn't refer to a specific name, he clearly targeted the men's singles head coach, Rashid Sidek, who was responsible for picking players to replace Datuk Lee Chong Wei at Glasgow.Rashid, Tengku Mahaleel, let's forgive each other, and move on to more pressing matters such as strengthening the men's singles department.

    Rashid, Tengku Mahaleel, let's forgive each other, and move on to more pressing matters such as strengthening the men's singles department.

  • Glasgow 2014: P. Kashyap vs Derek Wong in final

    Glasgow: Rashid Sidek, Wong Choong Hann, Mohd Hafiz Hashim and Lee Chong Wei have created the Malaysia badminton dynasty that garnered 6 men's singles gold medals consecutively since the 1990 Auckland Commonwealth Games. However, the men's singles gold medal chase was left wide open with the exit of Chong Wei Feng and Daren Liew in quarter-finals on Friday.Derek Wong plays Parupalli Kashyap in the men' singles final at Glasgow Commonwelath Games

    Derek Wong plays Parupalli Kashyap in the men' singles final at Glasgow Commonwelath Games

  • Malaysia plays down Commonwealth Games expectations

    National Sports Council (NSC) of Malaysia only expects Malaysia to win two gold medals in badminton events at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

    However, Rashid Sidek, the national singles coach holds a different opinion that he thinks Malaysia shuttlers could win more.Tee Jing Yi's success in winning all her three matches in Uber Cup last month, especially in straight sets, augers well for the country and the player herself.

    Tee Jing Yi's success in winning all her three matches in Uber Cup last month, especially in straight sets, augers well for the country and the player herself.

    “I think we can win more than two gold medals, we are hoping to win at least four golds like we did over each of the past two Commonwealth games.”

  • Day 1 of Thomas-Uber Cup training camp helped lift shuttlers' spirits

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's shuttlers were dripping with sweat, training hard and enjoying the atmosphere at the first day of Thomas-Uber Cup Finals training camp.

    Lee Chong Wei was reported to have a little discomfort on his left leg but his coach, Rashid Sidek played down that incident as minor problem.  Two years ago,  Lee Chong Wei suffered from an early injury at his ankle during the Thomas Cup Group C tie against Denmark at Wuhan, China

    Two years ago, Lee Chong Wei suffered from an early injury at his ankle during the Thomas Cup Group C tie against Denmark at Wuhan, China


    “Chong Wei told us about it and after a diagnosis, it's no really worrisome” said Rashid, who is also the Thomas-Uber Cup project lead. Of course, everyone knows the importance of Chong Wei for the Thomas Cup team. He is the only player in the roster that can guaranteed a victory.
  • Badminton still belongs to Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan

    The rivalry between between world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei and China’s Lin Dan has been called the greatest rivalry in badminton history. But almost simultaneously another Chinese shuttler — Chen Long has been inching closer to creating the same kind of contest with these 2 players. The greatest rivalry in badminton - Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan

    The greatest rivalry in badminton - Lee Chong Wei and Lin Dan

  • Rashid Sidek is trying to strengthen the Thomas, Uber Cups squad (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: On March 20, after Datuk Misbun Sidek turned down the Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM)'s offer to become the badminton supremo, they've decided that they started looking for a chief coach for both the singles and doubles departments.Rashid Sidek

    BAM has appointed Rashid Sidek as the singles chief coach, and as an interim coach for the doubles department for the time being. Meanwhile, Tan Kim Her’s contract has been extended to oversee the men’s doubles back-up shuttlers.

  • Favourites cruise into Korean Open quarters (pic)

    KUALA LUMPUR: No new stars stole the show in the Korean Open on a day when two tournament favourites, Lee Chong Wei and Chen Long of China, made it to the men’s singles quarter-finals in contrasting fashions.

    Top seed and defending champion Chong Wei stayed hot in a cold Seoul by disposing of Marc Zwiebler of Germany 21-14, 21-18 in the second round but second seed Chen Long dropped a game before making it through.

    All England champion Chen Long overcame a sluggish start to beat Takuma Euda of Japan 19-21, 21-9, 21-14.

    Today, Chong Wei will face a usual suspect – Du Pengyu of China, while Chen Long has set up a match against Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam.

    National singles coach Rashid Sidek said that the season opener has given a sneak preview of what to expect in the men’s singles competition - probably for the rest of the season.

  • There’s no 'I' in team for badminton squad

    KUALA LUMPUR: National singles coach Rashid Sidek wants to have a team-building camp to prepare the national shuttlers for this year’s three major team events.

    The three team events are the Thomas-Uber Cup Finals in New Delhi from May 18-25, Commonwealth Games in Glasgow from July 21-Aug 4 and Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, from Sept 28-Oct 5.

    At the Commonwealth Games, there are medals for the mixed team event while the men and women will contest in their respective team events in the Asiad.

    Rashid said he had made a proposal to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) management.

    “If all goes well, the camp should take off next month. This is a year full of team events and we want to get a head start. Once we get the green light, we will decide on the venue,” added Rashid.

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