Zulfadli Zulkiffli (pic) and Tan Chun Seang both declined to comment on the ongoing probe by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). Pic by HASRIYASYAH SABUDIN

SINGAPORE: Malaysian professional shuttlers Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Tan Chun Seang today refused to speak with the media at a hotel where the Badminton World Federation (BWF) were holding a match-fixing hearing.

The world body have yet to officially name the two players allegedly linked to match-fixing.

The only shuttlers who have been showing up at the hotel in Singapore since Monday were 2011 world junior champion Zulfadli and 2010 Thomas Cupper Chun Seang.

Efforts to get their comments failed, as the two players declined to speak with reporters.

As soon as the two players made their way out, Zulfadli was seen getting into a white Toyota Vellfire, driven by his father Zulkiffli Sidek.

A few others, believed to be lawyers also got into the car, while Chun Seang left in a taxi.

Although the second half of the hearing was done by 4.30pm, BWF officials also refused to make any press statements.

It is learnt that the three-man panel appointed by the BWF, will submit a written report, based on their findings after the two-day hearing.

The BWF are only expected to release an official statement on the case after receiving the report from the independent inquiry.

Both the shuttlers are being probed over six different charges from six tournaments between 2013-2016, and could be banned for life if found guilty.

According to BA of Malaysia representative Jadadish Chandra, who attended the first day of the hearing, BWF went after the two players following a report lodged by a non-Malaysian shuttler in 2016.

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