Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Promising shuttler quits

Foreign badminton talent chooses to leave

Link: Singapore Must Think That Badminton Players Are Very Stupid

I wonder who lost out in this case?

It's strange that Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) only gave out that ultimatum now. Riky Widianto, 17, has been in Singapore since 2005. That makes him 13 when he's here. If SBA is intend on grooming him, SBA seems quite confident that these four years will be enough to entice someone like him to be a Singaporean. Not so, as it turns out.

I'm also not sure if what kind of effect Singapore citizenship has on foreign players. Are they attracted by the idea or repelled?

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