Former world number one Lee Chong Wei is by far the biggest name in the Southeast Asian Games` badminton tournament but the Malaysian shuttler is happy to keep his return from a doping ban low-key as he eyes bigger goals.
Badminton has severed ties with SportAccord, adding its name to a fast-growing exodus of sports abandoning the umbrella organisation following a scathing attack by its chief on the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
For seven years, Lee Chong Wei, one of badminton`s finest athletes, took cordyceps tablets from unmarked containers on the advice of a mysterious friend without any knowledge of how they were capsulated or stored.
A former doubles world champion has called on badminton chiefs to take corruption in the sport more seriously, a report said Tuesday, after two top Danish players revealed they were approached to fix matches.
Fresh from victories in the Indian Open, leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will look to continue their progress at the $500,000 Malaysia Open Superseries Premier at the Putra Stadium here.
Lee Chong Wei`s indefinite suspension for a doping violation will cost the Malaysian his top ranking with Chinese world champion Chen Long set to take over on Thursday after his World Superseries Finals triumph in Dubai.
Owing to his recent title victory at the China Open in Fuzhou, Kidambi Srikanth climbed up six places to achieve a career-best 10th in the men's singles category of the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released Thursday.