THE Badminton World Federation (BWF) confirmed yesterday that the match-fixing allegation involving a Malaysian bookie and two Danish players was the first such case in the history of the sport.
MAKING badminton more lucrative could help curb match-fixing before it gets out of hand, as it might not be a new problem but one that has been ignored.
WORLD No 1 Lee Chong Wei has heard about match-fixing in badminton but noted that no one has ever dared to approach him throughout his career.
“It has been going on for ages. Match-fixing is like ‘cancer’ and it has taken root in badminton. It is now a money-making sport for bookies and sadly some players are actively involved in it,” said the coach yesterday.
POLICE are investigating allegations of attempted match-fixing in badminton after two leading Danish shuttlers alerted the authorities.
BADMINTON has been rocked by a match-fixing allegation involving a Malaysian bookie and two Danish shuttlers.
LIEW Daren, despite not at his best, defeated teammate Goh Soon Huat to claim the Perak Open men’s singles title yesterday.
HO Yen Mei surpassed her target at the Perak Open after checking herself into the final, following her victory over Lydia Cheah Li Ya in the semi-finals of the women’s singles yesterday.
TOP seed Liew Daren cruised into the quarter-finals of the Perak Open yesterday.
WITH age catching up, Lee Chong Wei must be given the privilege to select his tournaments next year as the World No 1 will now need more recovery time to ensure he remains injury free for the 2016 Olympics.
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