Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has banned All England champion Lee Zii Jia from all international tournaments for a period of 2 years.

After Lee Zii Jia gave his resignation letter 2 weeks back and decided to become an independent player, talks were held between Zii Jia and the association to find a middle ground.

Lee Zii Jia made the following demands to BAM:

  1. To have his own team of coaches and support service
  2. To plan his own tournaments
  3. To have his own sponsors

BAM rejected Lee Zii Jia’s demands and will consequently not register his name for any international tournaments for 2 years w.e.f. 18 January 2022.

Along with Lee Zii Jia, women’s singles player and former world junior champion Goh Jin Wei has also been similarly banned for 2 years.

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