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Super 750 Malaysia Open is back after two years

THE Super 750 Malaysia Open is back after a two-year hiatus.

And the BA of Malaysia (BAM) hope fans will come in droves to support the Malaysian shuttlers in the tournament on June 28-July 3.

Following a two-year absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the competition is set to welcome capacity crowds at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil.

In February, Malaysia also hosted the Badminton Asia Team Championships (BACT) in Shah Alam.

BAM secretary-general Datuk Kenny Goh said the national body are excited to host the tournament and welcome back some of the world's best shuttlers.

"I hope the fans are as excited as us because, after a two-year absence, we will be hosting the tournament on a full scale again.

"We will also have an outdoor carnival called 'Malaysia Festival' for the fans to have an exciting experience when they come for the event.

"All I can say is we are looking forward to welcoming the fans and players," said Kenny.

Earlier, BAM confirmed that the Malaysia Open will carry total prize money of USD675,000 (RM3 million).

Among the top men's singles players expected to grace the event are world No 1 Viktor Axelsen, Lee Zii Jia, Thomas Cup winner Lakshya Sen, reigning world champion Loh Kean Yew and recently crowned Sea Games champion Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand.

At the last Malaysia Open, five-time world champion Lin Dan bagged the men's singles crown while Taiwan's Tai Tzu Ying claimed the women's title.

Fans wanting to buy tickets for the Malaysia Open can do so at www.myticket.asia, starting Thursday, with early bird promotion available for the first 2000 tickets sold. Fabian Peter

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