Badminton bodies to organise competition on March 24 in search of talent to represent Sarawak in Sukma

Ting (front, second right) poses with the winners of the Press Metal Closed Badminton Championship 2022 Miri after the prize presentation ceremony while others look on. Photo credit: Ukas

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KUCHING, March 17: Sarawak Badminton Association (SBA) and Sarawak Sports Corporation (SSC) will organise a competition from March 24 to March 27 as it searches for suitable shuttlers to represent Sarawak in the coming Malaysia Games (Sukma).

According to a news report from Sarawak Public Communication Unit (Ukas) on March 16, SBA secretary Ting Ching Zung said 8 male players and 8 female players from the competition will be selected for Sukma, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur from July 15 until 21.

“Currently, we have a list of the names of 12 men and 12 women from all over Sarawak, and from that list we will select 8 men and 8 women through the player selection competition to represent Sarawak,” he said during the Prize Giving Ceremony of the Press Metal Closed Badminton Championship 2022 Miri level held at Tung Sport Miri on recently.

He revealed that the players will be trained for more than two months by SBA, with the guidance from James Chua’s coaching team, who is a former national player from Sarawak.

Meanwhile, Ting said Sarawak has six talented players who have been selected for the first time to enter the national team and will hold a training session at the Malaysian Badminton Academy in early March.

“The six outstanding talented players who have been selected by the national team will be fully sponsored by SBA.

“They are Genevie Lim Tsin Yeen (Under 14), Alwyn Chua Kai Xu (Under 13), Isyraf Hafizin Ibrahim (Under 14), Lee Zi Suen (Under 16), Pui Wee Young (Under 19) and Jeremy Juan (Under 18),” he said.

He added SBA will also reward players who managed to get in the eighth rank in singles events and in fourth rank in doubles events each month. — DayakDaily