Peng Soon-Liu Ying quit national team


KUALA LUMPUR: National mixed doubles shuttlers Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying have dropped a bombshell by quitting the national team.
 
Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) media manager Falah Abdullah said that the national body had received the pair's resignation letters on Nov 29.
 
He said after discussions with various stakeholders, BAM has accepted their resignations effective Jan 1.
 
The shocking announcement of the 2016 Olympic silver-medallists retirement comes after they fell out of the group stages at the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou on Friday (Dec 14).
 
"BAM would like to place on record our sincere thanks and appreciation to the 2016 Olympics silver medallists who were also instrumental in  the development and growth of the mixed doubles event in Malaysia," said Falah in a statement on Sunday (Dec 16).
 
"BAM wishes them all the best in their future undertakings."
 
The pair first played together in 2008 and have since reached a career high ranking of world No. 3 in 2012. They are currently ranked sixth in the world.

 

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