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MISBUN SIDEK is a man who has a burning passion for badminton and at the age of 43, he can still give the youngsters a run for their money. Last week, he won the Selangor Open men's singles and veteran's title - the first player in the state to do so. He will be embarking on an even bigger challenge from today as he officially takes up the singles players. The enigmatic former national number one, in the interview with STARSPORT's LIM TEIK HUAT Tuesday, talked about his hopes and what he wanted from the player.
National doubles chief coach Yap Kim Hock has thrown a lifeline to the former national number one pair of Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah.
It was the first day on the job for Misbun Sidek as the national singles chief coach at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara Thursday. And it didn#8217;t take him long to decide to increase the number of hours of training and put the shuttlers through tougher sessions.
National back-up doubles players will have to start winning satellite titles if they want to play in higher-ranked international tournaments.
He has seen four players quit under his tenure but national women's doubles coach Cheah Soon Kit is not about to take the blame for the recent spate of resignations.
Malaysia's International Olympic Committee (IOC) scholarship recipients have been urged to go one step better than just merely making the grade to qualify for the Olympic Games at Athens next year.
Veteran shuttler Ong Ewe Hock will not escape punishment for his outburst in the media when the disciplinary board, headed by Datuk Jeffrey Kitingan, deal with the case today.
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have finally accepted the resignation of their secretary, Zolkples Embong.
The gravy train has come to a halt. And all the sports associations will have to brace themselves for a reduction in the funding from the National Sports Council (NSC) from this year.
Veteran singles shuttler Ong Ewe Hock gave the Badminton Association of Malaysia's disciplinary board the snub yesterday. And his action may spell an end to his international playing career.