BENTONG- The punishment meted out on two Malaysian shuttlers over match-fixing could be a good thing for the development of badminton in Malaysia, national shuttler Datuk Lee Chong Wei said.
“It will serve as a reminder to all badminton players in the country,” he said.
Lee was speaking to reporters at the Bentong Youth Club here, where he spent about 30 minutes sparring with locals and incumbent Bentong MP Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai and wife Datin Seri Lee Sun Loo.
“It is a pity that the incident involved Malaysian players.
“But anyway now they need to adjust themselves. They have indeed made a mistake and should face the case,” he said.
Zulfadli Zulkiffli and Tan Chun Seang were fined US$25,000 and US$15,000 respectively by the Badminton World Federation for match-fixing between 2013 and 2016.
They are also suspended from all badminton activities for 20 and 15 years each.- The Star Online