May has not been a good month for Malaysian badminton. Malaysia were knocked out in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Thomas Cup finals in Wuhan, China and world No. 1 Datuk Lee Chong Wei is nursing an ankle injury. In contrast, it was in May, 20 years ago, when Malaysia lifted the coveted Thomas Cup. Team captain Razif Sidek and former Badminton Association of Malaysia president Tan Sri Elyas Omar speak to StarMetro on their experiences.
TAN Sri Elyas Omar, the man at the helm of Badminton Asso-ciation of Malaysia (BAM) when Malaysia won the Thomas Cup 20 years ago, will always remember the celebrations at Stadium Negara.