Hui Lin quits, slams BAM

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Malaysian women's doubles player Ng Hui Lin has quit the national team and slammed the management of badminton in the country.

The 25-year-old has only recently returned from completing her studies in England, but she has handed her resignation letter to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM).

Hui Lin expressed her frustrating with BAM's management of the sport, saying they are bad at planning.

She said: "It's pointless to play badminton any more. Without proper planning in the national team, I can forget about qualifying for the Olympic (in Rio de Janeiro in 2016). There is nothing to look forward to.

"I returned to the national team in July after completing my studies (in England). But there have been delays after delays in planning the future of the game in the country."

Hui Lin added: "I am not disappointed with the coaches or the players, but the management. Just two weeks before the tournaments in Europe (France and Germany) this year, they informed all of us there was no budget and we had to pull out.

"No budget? The BAM registered our names earlier and we were earmarked to compete in the tournaments. It is just poor planning.

"The people at the BAM just do not care. The coaches and the officials from the NSC (National Sports Council) and NSI (National Sports Institute) care, but they do not have the power to do anything. Now, it's people who do not know much about badminton who are calling all the shots. How is badminton in the country going to move forward?"