According to national singles coach Tey Seu Bock the mind games have started even before the Malaysian team, led by world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei, arrive in Guangzhou for the World Championships which will only begin on Wednesday at the Tianhe Gymnasium.
Sue Bock expressed his displeasure and annoyance with the hosts, China, for not entertaining Malaysia’s request to train at the venue.
“We’ve asked China to allocate two training slots at the competition hall but we have yet to hear anything from them. They have not even responded, although we have put our names down for scheduled practice,” said Seu Bock.
“We will arrive in Guangzhou tomorrow (today) but we still do not know whether we’ll get a chance to have a practice session. This is, however, something that we had expected from China and we are used to it.”