SEPANG, April 7 — The fate of national badminton ace and former world number one Datuk Lee Chong Wei is expected to be known on Saturday as the World Badminton Federation (BWF) has fixed the hearing of his dope case in Amsterdam, Holland.
Chong Wei who was suspended by the BWF for allegedly failing a random dope test when traces of dexamethasone was found after undergoing a test during the World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark last year, left for London today to meet his lawyer, Mike Morgan before heading to Amsterdam to attend the trial.
Accompanying him were Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) general manager Kenny Goh and council member Jadadish Chandra.
Talking to reporters before his departure, Chong Wei was optimist that the outcome would be a professional decision by the panel who would look at the case holistically.
“This is an important moment for me, I hope all will continue to support me. I hope it will be over as soon as possible. “I wish to thank my supporters, maybe the result will be known on Saturday or a week after the trial. I will update the decision on my Facebook,” he said.
His absence at the Malaysian Open Premier Super Series last week was clearly evident since no men’s singles players advanced to the second round of the tournament that Chong Wei had won on numerous occasions.
Chong Wei was temporarily suspended by the BWF since taking part in the World Championship in Copenhagen, Denmark, last August.
His wife, Datin Wong Mew Choo and son Kingston Lee were also seen sending off Chong Wei at the KL International Airport this morning. — Bernama