KUALA LUMPUR, March 29 (Bernama) -- The Malaysia Tigers are set for a rough
ride as world number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei will not play in the semi-final
match of the Axiata Cup at Britma Mall Sports Arena in Jakarta tomorrow.
National singles coach Tey Seu Bock said this was because Chong Wei was
still undergoing treatment for his injured shoulder.
However, he said the national singles ace would probably play the return leg
at Cheras Badminton Stadium here on Sunday.
"We have decided that Chong Wei will not play in Jakarta as he was advised
to undergo treatment for the injured shoulder for three to five weeks," he said
when contacted here today.
The Malaysia Tigers are in for a rough ride against Indonesia Garuda at the
semi-finals of the Axiata Cup, which offers USD 1 million in prize money, after
being defeated by Indonesia''s youngsters, Indonesia Rajawali, 1-2 at the last
Group K encounter last Sunday.
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"Our target is to win the semi-final match, but Garuda is a team that cannot
be taken lightly. For me, win or lose is not the pressing matter. If the
Malaysia Tigers can give them a tough fight, that''s good enough," said the
Malaysia Tigers will be represented by Muhammad Hafiz Hashim, Liew Daren,
Muhammad Arif Abdul Latif and doubles Goh V Shem-Lim Kim Wah.
National men''s doubles shuttlers Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong, however, are
not listed in the team for tomorrow''s match, but will play the return leg here
Meanwhile, Malaysia Leopards, who also advanced to the semifinals, will face
Indonesia Rajawali in Cheras on March 30 before travelling to Jakarta for the
return leg the following day.
Malaysia Leopards comprise Zulfadli Zulkifli, Iskandar Zulkarnain, Misbun
Ramdan Misbun, Ow Yao Han-Chooi Kah Ming and Teo Ee Yi-Nelson Heg.
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