Tuesday March 12, 2013
Chun Seang set to get call-up to join elite squad
BIRMINGHAM: Good news awaits former international Tan Chun Seang as he may get a call-up to rejoin the men’s singles elite squad.
The left-handed Chun Seang showed great skill and determination en route to losing in the first round to Nguyen Tien Minh of Vietnam in the All-England badminton tournament.
Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) coaching and training chairman Ng Chin Chai said he would love to have Chun Seang back in the squad.
Chin Chai was in the decision-making team who banned Chun Seang for two years in 2011 from playing in tournaments in Asia when he wanted to leave the national team to turn professional.
Chun Seang turned pro and joined Austria as the assistant coach. His job with Austria will be over after the Sudirman Cup in Kuala Lumpur from May 19-26.
“He will be back home after the Sudirman Cup. I will make a recommendation for him to return to the elite team. He did not give up after the ban.
“He has done well to maintain his 35th world ranking. I believe he can still contribute,” said Chin Chai.
Chun Seang has won three titles since turning pro. Last year, he emerged champion at the Peru International, Tahiti International and Bulgarian Open.