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How can BWF give another slot to China when they already have three players in the fray. Would it not made more sense to give the wild card to a country who have no representative in the world championships? A player can stay away for eight months and still be considered for the world championships! What about the others who have worked hard to qualify for the event. He is one of the players, who had conceded walkovers and turned his back on BWF’s tournaments many times. Yet, he is rewarded with a wild card. I do not know what to say about BWF’s rules and regulations any more. Rather than qualifying, I should have waited for a wild card too – Datuk Lee Chong Wei
Datuk Lee was absolutely right when he said that. This is NOT an open tournament or invitation event where an organiser can give away wild card as they wish to attract the crowds. This a World Championship event where players have to compete in many tournaments to collect as many points just to earn the right to be there. (more…)
As the English football fans vented their frustration over their team failure to beat Montenegro in the World Cup qualifying match, I’m pretty sure ‘Harimau Malaya’ supporters are feeling the same after our national football team were beaten by war torn Palestinian 0 – 2 at Darul Makmur Stadium last night. Sure, it was just an international charity match to raise money for the Lahad Datu Warriors Fund and Palestine Humanitarian Fund but the manner our boys were outfought and outplayed were of some concern. With the team results over the past two years not been encouraging, we surely need a morale boosting win from this game albeit it being just a friendly one.
With due respect to coach, Datuk K. Rajagobal, two things really annoyed me last night. First is the team selection and secondly the commitment from our players. I’m pretty sure Datuk K. Rajagobal has a good reason for his team selection but I suspect he did not take this game seriously and sent his troop without intention to win. (more…)