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Thread: Taufik Hidayat
12-10-2010, 12:04 PM #749
12-10-2010, 07:22 PM #750
12-10-2010, 08:01 PM #751
Courtesy of the Star :
Taufik will be first foreign singles shuttler to play in China’s league
BEIJING: Former Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat has become Guangzhou Yueyu Club’s first foreign signing to compete in next year’s China Badminton League.
The Indonesian superstar took only 15 minutes to sign the agreement with the club’s general manager Yang Chengfeng on Thursday, Guangzhou Daily reported.
Chengfeng visited Taufik in Hong Kong during the Hong Kong Super Series tournament to finalise the shuttler’s participation in the league.
On Tuesday, the club had revealed plans to secure the services of Taufik, Malaysians Lee Chong Wei and Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and South Korea’s Lee Yong Dae-Jung Jae Sung for the new season.
The daily said that Taufik made a brief phone call to his wife to inform her of his decision to join the club before signing on the dotted line.
“I love the badminton fans in Guangzhou. Whether I won or lost, they would cheer for me,” said Taufik, who helped Indonesia lift the Thomas Cup in 2002 in the city.
“I am very familiar with the Tianhe Gymnasium (which will be the club’s home stadium) and Guangzhou is one of the cities in the world that has a rich badminton tradition.”
Taufik will receive a six-digit appearance fee for each game he plays – and he will have to play in at least two games throughout the season.
The league, which was revived this year, will be held between February and April and will feature top Chinese players like Lin Dan, Cai Yun, Fu Haifeng, Wang Yihan, Chen Jin and Wang Lin.
Chong Wei missed out on joining Guangzhou Yueyu this year after the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) refused to release him.
Former national doubles player Choong Tan Fook is the only foreign player to have taken part in the league, thus far, when he represented Guangzhou Yueyu last year.
12-11-2010, 12:48 AM #752
Taufik is very popular in HKG a well, given the reception given to him everytime he plays!
Tonight will be a cracking match with Chen Long taking on Taufik for a place in the Final. Unfortunately, I am not a fan of Taufik and not that much of a MS fan as well. So, I will skip the match
12-11-2010, 07:19 AM #753
Taufik told me that he will take turn with LCW and Wang Zheng Ming will b part of the club as well....
12-11-2010, 07:24 AM #754
12-11-2010, 07:56 AM #755
no need to share
the appearance fee counted as each match they play
12-11-2010, 07:57 AM #756
12-11-2010, 08:12 AM #757
12-11-2010, 08:16 AM #758
12-11-2010, 08:35 AM #759
12-11-2010, 08:46 AM #760
the guy who post the star news still ask question which could be found in the post he posted himself.lol
well, now you guys blew it as i didnt want to mention this to him in the first place
ehmm so i ask him to go taufik thread.lol
if you know what i mean..
12-11-2010, 08:58 AM #761
I think you got it wrong. The Star's news article is about Taufik's involvement in CL. It didn't say anything about LCW's participation. It was revealed by huangkwokhau and I asked about the appearance fees.
12-11-2010, 09:09 AM #762
thats why i suggest to go taufik thread instead of asking you to read again.
here of course i rather be funny than to ask you to read again the post by rudy,
then you may think i am rude.lol
12-11-2010, 09:12 AM #763
12-11-2010, 09:20 PM #764
The reason why TH agreed to play for Guangzhou team as Guangzhou team will be sponsored by YONEX..Basically TH will play when he likes and his schedule is available...he told me that the match will be on every saturday...he does not know whole line up whose other players will be in GuangZhou team...seems that TH got same figures like LD
12-12-2010, 05:44 PM #765
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