KUALA LUMPUR - It is learnt from a source that national shuttler Lee Chong Wei has been served with an eight months ban over a doping violation.
The good news is that the sentence will be backdated, making him eligible to play in three upcoming majors - Sudirman Cup in Dongguan from May 10-17, SEA Games in Singapore in June and the World Championships in Jakarta in August.
At 3pm Monday, Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin will make an official announcement on the fate of former world No. 1 Chong Wei at his office in Putrajaya, which the shuttler will attend.
No official statements nor details of the verdict has been released as off yet.
Chong Wei was tested positive for banned substance dexamethasone during the World Championships in Copenhagen last August.
He met a three-member independent panel on April 11 at Amsterdam.
On Sunday, Badminton World Federation (BWF) informed Badminton of Malaysia (BAM) of the panel's verdict.