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12-08-2011, 10:52 AM #324
12-08-2011, 08:21 PM #325
Zulfadli hasn't beaten any high-ranking players while Viktor did. You might even say that Zul might not be better than Viktor in many aspects on the game, just more intelligent. He still has a long way to go and it's annoying that people have already seemed to make him sound like a champion in a matter of time.
12-08-2011, 10:44 PM #326
Yes, even 16 years old viktor axelsen was included in Danish thomas cup squad last year. But then, in BAM its different Mainly because ZZ is not in Bam set up and he's an independent player.. Politics, havoc, here and there...
12-08-2011, 11:03 PM #327
12-09-2011, 12:13 AM #328
Just look at the committee setup and you will know. Many of them are not actually linked with badminton in their life. Not sure why they are having the post. Anyway, i shall stop it. Sorry Ot
12-09-2011, 12:28 AM #329
rashid sidek thought he have many great ms in hand(lcw,lcw,lcw,lcw,lcw and lcw lol)
so no need to rush
he can goyang kaki until lcw retired,by then he had earn enough and can resign from bam
what a great business plan!hehe
12-12-2011, 10:48 AM #330
Zulfadli Zulkifli has been offered to play for the United States in the Thomas Cup
Zulfadli Zulkifli has been offered to play for the United States in the Thomas Cup.
An article by HARESH DEOL
Monday, December 12th, 2011
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KUALA LUMPUR: World and Asian junior champion Zulfadli Zulkifli has been offered to play for the United States in the Thomas Cup.
Internal bickering and the failure to acknowledge Zulfadli's efforts could prompt the youngster to don Uncle Sam’s colours.
Zulfadli is yet to receive his incentives estimated at RM50,000 since last year.
However, the Los Angeles-born lad does not want to turn his back on Malaysia — not at the moment, anyway.
Zulfadli’s dad Zulkifli Sidek, who is also his coach, confirmed his son was approached by the US Badminton Association and a US player. They want to strengthen the US team for the Thomas Cup.
It is pertinent to point out Zulkifli used to train the US team from 1990-94.
"My son said no. He wants to play for Malaysia and I guess he pretty much made up his mind,” said Zulkifli.
“I also want Zulfadli to play for Malaysia and I’m happy he made that choice.
"But I hope to see Zulfadli in the Malaysian team for next year's Thomas Cup, even as a reserve.”
BAM have yet to name the squad for the Thomas Cup in May 20-27 in Wuhan, China.
Former junior player Arif Latiff was part of the Thomas Cup team in 2008.
Zulfadli was apparently approached by an official during last year’s Thomas and Uber Cups held in KL. The USA team played in the Uber Cup.
American player Howard Bach followed up later to ask Zulfadli to consider playing for US as they “lacked singles players”.
Zulfadli, who plays under the KLRC banner, is yet to receive his incentives since winning honours for the country last year.
Zulfadli was the placed third in the 2010 Asia Junior championships and the national team were runnersup in the same competition.
This year, he won the World and Asian junior championships and the Commonwealth Youth Games.
Zulkifli insisted his son was not demanding the incentives but found it strange how quickly Sea Games medal-winners were rewarded in a pomp affair.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak graced that ceremony at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara on Friday.
Zulfadli is preparing for the India Open GP Gold (Dec 20-25) before heading to the US for a training cum holiday stint.
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12-12-2011, 11:11 AM #331
bam no money lah
12-12-2011, 12:03 PM #332
12-12-2011, 07:03 PM #333
Zulkifli Sidek, IMHO, is being a little bit too vocal about ZZ's right to be given a spot in Thomas Cup, questioning ZZ's right to receive incentive like the athletes that participated in SEA games, sparring with LCW...
This is either going to encourage ZZ more or putting more pressure on him. I say Zulkifli Sidek counting his chickens more than us before they're hatched, albeit he has the right to do. However, the whole thing makes it more interesting to see how ZZ will progress in the future.
12-12-2011, 08:57 PM #334
IMHO, Zulkifli Sidek is not putting more pressure on ZZ, but on BAM.
Zulkifli Sidek is Malaysian and is ZZ's father, coach and manager. He has the right to tell Malaysia (or BAM) not to treat ZZ differently just because ZZ is born in the USA and wish not to be under BAM's umbrella.
Perhaps BCers in the USA (or even I, in Australia) see things differently from the BAM people.
In the USA and Australia, good players are welcomed to play our national teams. In Malaysia, BAM seems to insist that players must be a BAM member/participant before getting to play for Malaysia.
Here, I find BAM is more about politics and less about our Badminton.
Last edited by chris-ccc; 12-12-2011 at 09:00 PM.
12-12-2011, 09:45 PM #335
12-12-2011, 10:12 PM #336
Last edited by Aikachan; 12-12-2011 at 10:24 PM.
12-12-2011, 10:18 PM #337
I wonder whether ZZ will be considered a "foreign talent" if he were to play for the USA although he was born there?
Or will he be a "foreign talent" to MAS if BAM finally selects him to play for MAS?
12-12-2011, 11:02 PM #338
Don't think one would be considered a foreign talent if one plays for his country of birth.
12-13-2011, 12:31 AM #339
12-13-2011, 12:44 AM #340