Monday, 31 July 2017

Malaysia to face Laos in Sea Games Badminton Opener



Draw for selecting badminton pools for SEA Games 2017 was conducted in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday and according to the reports from Kuala Lumpur. The host nation, Malaysia was handed a favorable draw and will play their first match on Saturday.


SEA Games 2017 Badminton Malaysia vs Laos

Malaysia who is currently the second seed will face against the minnows Laos in their opening match of SEA Games 2017 Badminton. They are also drawn to face either Myanmar or Singapore in the semi-finals of the tournament. On the other hand, top seed Indonesia, have to face Thailand in the last four.

In the absence of World No 4 Lee Chong Wei and Goh V Shem- Tan Wee Kiong, Malaysia will be led by Iskandar Zainuddin Zulkarrnain. They all will head to Glasgow for the World Championships.Well in the case of women’s team, the first round will be played between Malaysia and Myanmar.

BAM or BA of Malaysia secretary Datuk Ng Chin Chai believes that the men’s team have a good chance of making into the final. Chin Chai also quoted that “ We will be playing the tournament without several top players, but the ones in the team are eager to make an impression at the Sea Games 2017”.

The badminton competition will be played at Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil on August 20 to 26.

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