The Star Online > Sports Friday, August 08, 2003 Xuanze to lead strong China team ALOR STAR: World champion Xia Xuanze will lead a strong Chinese team for the friendly international against Malaysia at the Sultan Abdul Halim Indoor Stadium here on Aug 16. Besides Xuanze, the others in the Chinese singles line-up for the 8pm match are Chen Hong, Lin Dan, Bao Chunlai and Chen Yu. The doubles players named for the match are Cai Yun, Fu Haifeng, Cheng Rui, Wang Wei, Zhang Wei and Chen Qiqiu. In the recent World Championships, Xuanze clinched the men's singles title by beating Malaysia's Wong Choong Hann 15-6, 13-15, 15-6 in the final. Kedah Badminton Association (KBA) Datuk Lim Teong Kiat, who announced the Chinese team yesterday, said tickets for the match would be priced at RM10 and RM20. “It's going to cost us about RM150,000 to host the match. The State Government has pledged a sum of RM30,000 and we are now in the midst of getting sponsors and well wishers to meet the balance,” added Teong Kiat. The BA of Malaysia (BAM) have yet to name their players for the match.