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Choong and Lee to know fate on Wednesday

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PETALING JAYA: The veteran doubles pair of Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah will find out on Wednesday whether they will be given a chance to make amends for their insipid performance in the World Badminton Championships at the Asian Games.

The Badminton Association of Malaysia's (BAM) coaching and training committee, chaired by Datuk Mohd Nadzmi Mohd Salleh, will decide on Wednesday on the eight-man and eight-woman teams for the Games, which will be held in Doha in December.

Tan Fook-Wan Wah were beaten by young Indonesians Markis Kido-Hendra Setiawan in the third round in Madrid last week and national doubles coach Rexy Mainaky was left fuming over their tame exit.

And Rexy may just opt for Mohd Fairuzizuan Mohd Tazari-Lin Woon Fui, who did better to reach the quarter-finals.

En route to the top eight, the duo defeated the China's Gua Zhengdong-Xie Zhongbo.

The victory over the Chinese second ranked pair is a plus point for Fairuzizuan-Woon Fui as the two pairs may cross path again in the second doubles match of the Asiad team event.

The other pair assured of their places in the team are Chan Chong Ming-Koo Kien Keat.

Nadzmi said that he would leave it to the coaches to make the final call.

For the men's singles slots in the Asiad team, Lee Chong Wei and Mohd Hafiz Hashim are assured of places.

The other players in contention for the remaining two singles slots are Yeoh Kay Bin and two club players Mohd Roslin Hashim (Nusa Mahsuri) and Sairul Amar Ayob (Kuala Lumpur Racket Club).

There could also be a surprise in the women's team with the possibility of the BAM picking the KLRC pair of Lim Pek Siah-Chor Hooi Yee to join Chin Eei Hui-Wong Pei Tty in the team.

The women's singles line-up should comprise Wong Mew Choo, Julia Wong, Norsyaliza Baharum and Anita Raj Kaur.

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