• Purple League: Puchong United survive Cheras scare

    Kuala Lumpur: Puchong United BC hailed Cheras BC's fighting spirit as they hung on for victory to secure a hard-fought 11-10 win on Friday.

    World number 20th Tanongsak Saen Somboonsuk opened the tie against Muhammad Hafiz Hashim of Cheras in the first men's singles match. Fittingly it was veteran Hafiz who clinched it for Cheras with his tricky net shots that forced a lot errors from the shuttler who came from Thailand. After nearly 48 minutes toe-to-toe combat, Tanongsak Saen Somboonsuk lost 7-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 9-11 to the 2003 All England champion.Cheras BC give Puchong United BC a good fight on Friday before wilting late (photo: Cheras BC)

    Cheras BC give Puchong United BC a good fight on Friday before wilting late (photo: Cheras BC)

  • Hafiz leads Cheras BC to victory over Nusajaya BC at Kopiko Purple League

    Kuala Lumpur: Despite losing the last two matches, Cheras BC managed to hang on to pull off a 12-10 victory over Nusajaya BC on Saturday.

    In the first men's singles match, former All-England champion Muhd Hafiz Hashim of Cheras BC continued his stunning revival under the 11-point scoring system when he knocked out world number 17 Boonsak Ponsana 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 5-11, 11-9 in 47 minutes.Can you find Simon Santoso, Chong Wei Feng and Tan Boon Heong in this picture? (Photo: Purple League's FB)

    Can you find Simon Santoso, Chong Wei Feng and Tan Boon Heong in this picture? (Photo: Purple League's FB)

  • 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

  • Kopiko Purple League: High quality badminton from Hafiz, Tien Minh

    Kuala Lumpur: The 2003 All England champion Hafiz Hashim who has disappeared from the Malaysian badminton landscape for a long time, is now playing for Cheras BC in the first season of Kopiko Purple League (KPL). Hafiz got off to a good start on Wednesday against current Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) shuttler Goh Soon Huat winning the first men’s singles tie 11-10, 11-8, 11-10.Hafiz (yellow shirt) sits next to his brother Muhammad Roslin Hashim at the Purple League

    Hafiz (yellow shirt) sits next to his brother Muhammad Roslin Hashim at the Purple League

  • 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

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