Lee Chong Wei decided to hang up his badminton racquet after an illustrious career spanning almost two decades.
Goh Soon Huat will lead the Malaysia national badminton team at the 2019 Sudirman Cup in Nanning, China, after being named as captain on Wednesday.
Lee Chong Wei is showing no signs of an imminent return after not being included in the Malaysia squad for the 2019 Sudirman Cup taking place in Nanning, China, next month.
Lee Chong Wei would not be defending his title at the upcoming Malaysian Open, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) announced on Tuesday.
Up-and-coming men's singles shuttler Lee Zii Jia is determined to use the 2019 Perodua Malaysia Masters as a platform for himself and other junior players to prove that they are ready to step into the shoes of their seniors.
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will trim the national squad next year by dropping five coaches and 12 players.
Lee Chong Wei is set to return to training at the Badminton Academy Malaysia within two weeks.
Goh Jin Wei clinched her second BWF World Junior Championships title after emerging victorious in the girls' singles final in Markham, Canada, on Sunday.
National men's singles head coach Misbun Sidek is not ready to meet Lee Chong Wei, who returned home last week after undergoing treatment for nose cancer in Chinese Taipei.
Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Norza Zakaria said Lee Chong Wei may need a few more weeks to rest after completing his treatment.