A professional player breaking his bond with the national team for personal reasons.
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Reported on the 17 September 2009
"Chun Seang banned two years for quitting national squad
By RAJES PAUL
KUALA LUMPUR: Former back-up shuttler Tan Chun Seang has become the first Malaysian shuttler in a decade to face the music for quitting the national squad.
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) coaching and training committee decided yesterday to ban Chun Seang from taking part in any international tournaments for the next two years.
A player cannot compete in international tournaments if they are not endorsed by the national body.
Last week, the 22-year-old Chun Seang ended his five-year tenure with the national back-up squad citing family problems.
Chun Seang’s decision came just days after national coach Hendrawan had dropped him from the Vietnam Open following the shuttler’s lack of quality in training sessions.
BAM president Datuk Nadzmi Mohd Salleh said that in the future such cases would be reviewed depending on the gravity of the matter.
Nadzmi added that it was time for BAM to safeguard their programme.
“We have accepted Chun Seang’s resignation. He has cited family problems. He will not get our clearance to play in any international tournaments for the next two years,” said Nadzmi.
“We do not want a player to say that he is leaving because of family problems and then, months later, we find him playing with another club.
“We are giving him time to sort out his personal problems. The door will be open to him after two years.
“The BAM have spent a lot of time, money and resources in grooming the players. It is time we review the premature exit of the players.”
Prior to Chun Seang, many players had left the BAM on their own accord, like veterans Wong Choong Hann, Choong Tan Fook-Lee Wan Wah, Chan Chong Ming-Chew Choon Eng and Gan Teik Chai-Tan Bin Shen.
“Some players have left us when they knew that their time (with the BAM) was up. At that time, we had no reason to stop them from competing in international tournaments,” said Nadzmi.
“Our reviews and actions will depend on a case-by-case basis. There can be cases when we will accept their decision without imposing any action on them.”
In the mid-90s, BAM had fined shuttlers who left the national body to join professional club Nusa Mahsuri."