No grand return for Chong Wei next month (updated)

PETALING JAYA: National men's singles ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei will not be making his comeback at the Celcom Axiata Malaysian Open next month after all.

The 36-year-old, who has not competed in any tournament since he was diagnosed with nose cancer in July last year, was slated to defend his Malaysian Open crown at the Axiata Arena from April 2-7, which he had won a record 12 times.

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