KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 – National badminton ace Datuk Lee Chong Wei and Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost Hansen are two badminton icons who handled their recent spat professionally. BAM acting president Tan Sri Al Amin Abdul Majid reiterated that the conflict between Chong Wei and Frost had been resolved after both individuals agreed to focus on preparing for important tournaments this year.
“I need not go into the details of what Chong Wei or Frost said to me (regarding their spat). They were professional in handling the matter. I cannot deny what Chong Wei had done for badminton and he has every right to express his emotion but now both have their own responsibilities,” he said.
Chong Wei lost his cool when he learned Frost had told a close associate that his latest injury could be the end of his playing career. This was following the MCL (medical collateral ligament) injury Chong Wei suffered during training at the Badminton Academy Malaysia (ABM) in Bukit Kiara, on Saturday. The injury had forced Chong Wei to withdraw from the All England next month.
“I am not taking the conflict between them lightly and personally met the duo, BAM general manager Lawrence Chew and honorary secretary Datuk Ng Chin Chai and the problem has been solved,” said Al Amin. Al Amin said Chong Wei’s main target this year would be to win the World Championships in Glasgow, Scotland in August and also the Sudirman Cup in Gold Coast, Australia in May. — Bernama