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01-19-2011, 04:21 AM #1157
01-19-2011, 12:08 PM #1158
Now, HH wants to quit BAM;
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HAFIZ Hashim wants to quit the national squad but the BA of Malaysia (BAM) refuses to let him go.
Hafiz, 29, said he doesn't have the heart remain with BAM anymore and feels the allocation being spent on him can be better used to expose younger players.
Hafiz said he has already let his sentiments known to BAM secretary Ng Chin Chai during last year's Christmas break.
However, BAM wants him to remain in the national squad as the other singles players are still lagging but Hafiz believes he will be more motivated if he becomes an independent player.
And he is desperate for BAM's consent as he is contracted to the national team until the end of 2012.
Hafiz, who has been heavily criticised for his form, finally opened up after suffering a 21-14, 21-16 defeat to Chen Long of China yesterday.
"I want to leave BAM and spoke to Chin Chai about this last year but the association wants me to stay. I don't have the heart anymore and it is better for BAM to spend the money and time they are investing on me on other players," said Hafiz.
"Even if I play in 14 tournaments this year, the results are not going to be any different and I need a different environment altogether.
"I know I can enjoy a decent living by being part of the national team but this has made me contented and I don't have the urge to battle anymore.
"I must break away from this before I dread attending training and I want BAM's blessings before I tender my quit letter.
"I can join a local club or even look elsewhere where I can be attached to clubs and secure my own sponsors.
"I can do this freely only if BAM releases me as I don't want to face any disciplinary action. BAM is a good place for young players but I am already 29 and I don't think I can continue like this."
Chin Chai admitted that Hafiz has spoken to him on the matter and he had asked the shuttler to reconsider the move.
"Hafiz spoke to me just before Christmas on his intentions to leave but it was nothing official. I asked him to reconsider the move," said Chin Chai.
"Hafiz trained hard to prepare for the Malaysia Open and probably the disappointment of losing today (yesterday) could have made him announce his decision.
"If he really wants to leave BAM, he must write to us and we will seriously consider his request. If he can send in the letter before BAM's council meeting on Sunday, the matter can be resolved then,"
"He has been very fair to BAM nd the country and we will definitely consider his decision."
Hafiz also confirmed that his decision has nothing to do with Misbun Sidek's resignation and he doesn't want to rejoin Nusa Mahsuri if BAM gives the greenlight for him to leave.
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01-19-2011, 06:39 PM #1159
I think hafiz reads bc
He wants to quit as " he feels the allocation being spent on him can be better used to expose younger players. "
Also I suppose he has found a sponsor before that
01-19-2011, 08:49 PM #1160
All the best of luck in the future, hh yoyo
01-20-2011, 07:21 AM #1161
If kbh can get good money. Am sure he should be able to get more.
01-23-2011, 11:40 AM #1162
good luck to Hashim ...
01-23-2011, 12:40 PM #1163
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