KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 10 (Bernama) -- Arch rivals on court, Datuk Lee Chong Wei, the world number one and world champion Lin Dan from China, will play as partners in an exhibition doubles match held in conjunction with the opening of a new full-fledged badminton training centre in Lingshui, China, on Sunday.
Chong Wei said he welcomed the China Badminton Association's initiative to open a badminton training centre that can assist other countries to elevate their status in the sport.
"I received an invitation from China's head coach for badminton, Li Yongbo to play in the exhibition match. I will partner Lin Dan and face China's most successful pair Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng.
"The match will also be a showcase for badminton fans in China," he told reporters at the Juara Stadium in Bukit Kiara, here today.
Chong Wei said Malaysia too need to set up full-fledged training centres in every state to provide a centre to unearth talented players.....