All-England and not national meet is Daren’s priority

Price to pay: Liew Daren in action against Shi Yuqi of China at the Malaysian Masters on Jan 18. Daren stunned the world No. 2 ranked Chinese but picked up a foot injury which is still bothering him today.

PETALING JAYA: Independent shuttler Liew Daren has ruled himself out of contention for the men’s singles crown at the Celcom Axiata National Championships, which begins in Ipoh today.

The 31-year-old will have to tread with caution in the coming weeks as he does not want to jeopardise his chances of playing in the All-England from March 6-10.

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