Lee Chong Wei to captain Malaysia’s Thomas Cup squad

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have announced that national hero Datuk Lee Chong Wei will take on the mantle of captaining the Thomas Cup squad whereas Goh Liu Ying will lead the Uber Cup team during the upcoming tournament in Wushan, China next month.

A few questions were raised when the association left Zulfadli Zulkiffli out of the Thomas Cup squad, as Goh Soon Huat was preferred over the United States-born player. Chong Wei Feng, who is no longer in contract with the BAM, was selected as the third singles player.

“The third singles slot calls for someone with experience to take up the challenge when it comes to the crunch, BAM technical director Morten Hansen said as quoted by The Star.

“We are a little weak in the third singles and, for us, experience matters. We need the feel-good factor in the team and Wei Feng experienced that in the last Thomas Cup in New Delhi.

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Malaysia are in Group C alongside South Korea, England and Germany in the Thomas Cup, whereas the Uber Cup squad were drawn in Group A with China, Denmark and Spain.


Players: Datuk Lee Chong Wei (captain); Iskandar Zulkarnain; Chong Wei Feng; Goh Soon Huat; Tan Wee Kiong-Goh V Shem; Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong; Teo Ee Yi-Ong Yew Sin.


Players: Tee Jing Yi; Goh Jin Wei; Ho Yen Mei; Soniia Cheah; Vivian Hoo; Woon Khe Wei; Chow Mei Kuan; Lee Meng Yean; Amelia Anscelly dan Goh Liu Ying (captain).


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