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BAM failed to deliver at Asian Games: Khairy

PETALING JAYA: Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin took the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) to task for their failure to deliver at the Asian Games.

All set for big money badminton league to thrill

KUALA LUMPUR: The stage is set for the nation’s first professional league – the Kopiko Purple League (KPL) – that will offer a cool RM2mil in total prize money.

No joy for Malaysian shuttlers in Kuching

PETALING JAYA: Singles shuttler Tan Chun Seang and men’s pair Chow Pak Chuu-Mak Hee Chun both finished empty-handed after falling short in their respective finals at the Malaysian International Challenge in Kuching.

Tago to be the main attraction in Kopiko badminton league

KUALA LUMPUR: Japan’s Kenichi Tago will be the main drawcard in the inaugural Kopiko Purple League at the Sports Arena Sentosa in Kuala Lumpur from Nov 25 to Feb 1.

Purple League great platform to unearth new talent

PETALING JAYA: Men’s doubles shuttler Tan Boon Heong believes Malaysia’s first-ever badminton league - the Kopiko Purple League – will provide the best opportunity for youngsters to strut their stuff.

Tien Minh commits to Purple League after opening day win

KUALA LUMPUR: Vietnam’s world No. 20 Nguyen Tien Minh has given priority to the Kopiko Purple League. That means he will skip the Axiata Cup, which begins in Jakarta on Thursday.

Jing Yi optimistic Malaysia will deliver the goods

PETALING JAYA: Women’s singles shuttler Tee Jing Yi is positive that the weakened national team will rise to the challenge at the US$1mil (RM3.3mil) Axiata Cup.

Hafiz down Soon Huat in Kopiko Purple League

KUALA LUMPUR: Muhd Hafiz Hashim still has a lot to offer. He brushed aside national back-up shuttler Goh Soon Huat of Kepong BC 11-10, 11-8, 11-10 in the first men’s singles tie of the Kopiko Purple League at the Sports Arena Sentosa on Wednesday.

Winners determined by number of games won in Purple League

PETALING JAYA: The format of play used in the Kopiko Purple League has raised a few eyebrows amongst the badminton fraternity. In team competitions, a victory is normally decided by the number of matches won.

S. Korea legend Hyun-il the star of Muar City

PETALING JAYA: Any team would surely love to have South Korean legend Lee Hyun-il playing for them. Hyun-il, who twice came out of retirement, is a one-time Sudirman Cup winner and also multiple medallists of the Thomas Cup.