Home > Sport > Badminton
Sunday April 27, 2014 MYT 7:36:00 PM
Sunday April 27, 2014 MYT 7:40:57 PM
by rajes paul
Sisters and national no.1 pair Ng Hui Lin (right) and Ng Hui Ern, who are currently studying in England, will not be able to attend selection trials for the Uber Cup team on Monday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Former internationals Ng Hui Lin-Ng Hui Ern will not be able to attend the selection trials for the Uber Cup Finals starting at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara on Monday.
The two sisters are currently in the final year of their economics degree course at the Loughborough University in England.
But Hui Lin-Hui Ern, who are the country’s No. 1 ranked pair, have not given up hopes of representing Malaysia in the Finals from May 18-25 in New Delhi.
“We have already done our visas to India. We are willing to make all the arrangements to fly straight from England to India to save time. We will bring our books along too. These are the sacrifices that we are willing to make if we are selected for the Uber Cup,” said Hui Lin in a telephone interview from England.
Hui Lin and Hui Ern are expected to graduate in June and, so far, have proved that they can be equally good in sports and studies.
Besides maintaining a good cumulative grade point average (CGPA) every semester, the duo have also qualified for the World Championships in Copenhagen in August as the country’s top ranked women pair at No. 24 in the world.
The other Malaysian ranked pairs are world No. 30 Woon Khe Wei-Vivian Hoo, Amelia Anscelly-Soong Fie Cho (37th) and Lim Yin Loo-Lee Meng Yean (45th).
“Hui Ern and I are happy to make the cut for the World Championships as the top pair. It has been three years since we left Malaysia to pursue our studies but it feels so good to achieve our highest world ranking.
“All our hard work and dedication to balance sports and studies have paid off,” said Hui Lin.
Besides the Uber Cup, the Ng sisters are also eyeing a place in the Commonwealth Games in Scotland in July.
Meanwhile, BAM secretary Ng Chin Chai said that the fate of Hui Lin-Hui Ern would be decided during the council meeting on May 3.
“We will reveal the 10 players for both the Thomas and Uber Cup teams after the meeting,” he added.
Tags / Keywords:
Ng Hui Lin, Ng Hui Ern, badminton, Uber Cup, BAM, Badminton Association of Malaysia
Chong Wei: I will never stop trying
Unranked Malaysian pair topples top seed in Macau Open
Jin Wei poised for more highs in Asean Schools Games
New pair Mei Kuan-Pei Jing in sync at Macau Open
Chong Wei, pick and choose your battles
Chong Wei dismisses Tommy in Hong Kong Open
Kenny Goh leaves BAM for Asian badminton job
Doubles pair in the quarter-finals of Hong Kong Open
World champion Jin Wei promises to keep her feet on the ground
Chong Wei checks into Hong Kong Open final
Eight experiences you can’t miss when in Australia
Group opens fifth private wealth centre in Kuching
Air Asia free seat promotion begins today
Supermarket chain and financial services company launch new credit cards
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Media Group Berhad (ROC 10894D)(Formerly known as Star Publications (Malaysia) Berhad)