Zii Jia confirmed playing in Thomas Cup

KUALA LUMPUR — The uncertainties regarding professional men’s singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia’s (picture) participation in the Thomas Cup 2024 have been resolved, as he is confirmed to join the national squad for the Chengdu assignment in China.

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM), in a statement today, said apart from Zii Jia, world number 18 Ng Tze Yong has also secured his spot in the national squad after being provisionally cleared by the medical team to play in the world men’s team championship.

Zii Jia had been unsure of joining the squad to Chengdu while Tze Yong is still on the road to recovery after undergoing back surgery recently.

BAM also named Leong Jun Hao, Cheam June Wei and Justin Hoh for singles duty while the doubles will be spearheaded by 2022 world champions Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik, followed by Goh Sze Fei-Nur Izzuddin Rumsani and Muhammad Haikal Nazri.

“For the Uber Cup, BAM has named experienced singles players Goh Jin Wei and K. Letshanaa to the team. — BERNAMA / pic AFP