• Kopiko Purple League roundup: Ampang Jaya BC extend run

    Kuala Lumpur: With Axiata Cup semi-finals playing at the other side of town, Kopiko Purple League was offering 3 sizzling matchups between 6 teams on Saturday.Sony Dwi Kuncoro finishes off Chong Yee Han with an easy winner.

    Sony Dwi Kuncoro finishes off Chong Yee Han with an easy winner.

  • Kopiko Purple League: Muar City BC, Ampang Jaya BC stay undefeated

    Kuala Lumpur: After two days off, Muar City BC, Ampang Jaya BC continued winning runs against their opponents on Wednesday.

    The 2007 world championships silver medalist Sony Dwi Kuncoro of Indonesia who made his maiden appearance with  Ampang Jaya BC, needed 5 sets to see off the tenacious Singaporean Derek Wong of Klang United BC 6-11,11-6,11-10,8-11,11-3 in the first men’s singles match.Lee Hyun Il is one of the big star at the Purple League

    Lee Hyun Il is one of the big star at the Purple League

  • Final list of Thomas-Uber Cup: Lin Dan, Lee Yong Dae In; Yu Yang, Cai Yun, Sony Dwi Kuncoro Out

    Jakarta: China has decided to field Lin Dan in its Thomas Cup team. Lin Dan will play fourth Men’s Singles player alongside Chen Long (2), Du Pengyu (6) and Tian Houwei (16). Can China defend its titles at this year's Thomas an Uber Cup competition?

    Can China defend its titles at this year's Thomas an Uber Cup competition?
    However, Cai Yun the reigning Olympic men’s doubles champions was excluded from the team. In addition, Yu Yang, one of the most accomplished women’s doubles players of all time, has been excluded from China’s Uber cup team as well.

    Korea’s Lee Yong Dae and Kim Ki Jung will mark their return to badminton by playing in the Thomas Cup in New Delhi. BWF lifted their ban against these two players last month. The two are part of a strong Korean doubles line-up, which appears relatively weaker in singles. Lee Yong Dae/Yoo Yeon Seong, Kim Ki Jung/Kim Sa Rang and Ko Sung Hyun/Shin Baek Choel are the flag-bearers for Korea in doubles.

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