Proton BWF Thomas Cup & Uber Cup 2010 @ Bukit Jalil
The 2010 Thomas & Uber Cup will be the 26th tournament of the Thomas Cup and 23rd tournament of the Uber Cup, the most important badminton tournaments in men’s and women’s team competition, respectively.
The final rounds will be held from May 9 to May 16 at Putra Indoor Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Thomas Cup – “Men’s Team World Badminton Championship”, held every two years, is the most sought after men’s team trophy for badminton. Only three nations have won the Thomas Cup since its inception in 1948; Malaysia, Indonesia and China.
China has won that last three Thomas Cups held in Jakarta in 2004,Sendai/Tokyo in 2006 and Jakarta 2008.The next Men’s Team World Badminton Championship for the Thomas Cup will be hosted in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 09 – 16 May 2010.
The Thomas Cup championships will be combined again with the Uber Cup – the Women’s Team World Badminton Championship.
Formerly known as ‘The International Badminton Championship Challenge Cup’, the silver-gilt trophy is usually referred to by its more familiar title of ‘The Thomas Cup’.
The Thomas Cup competition in 1948 was BWF’s first major international tournament. The trophy was donated by the first president of the world body, Sir George Thomas.
Today is the 1st day of the match but the luck is with Malaysia Team as Nigeria do not show up as there’s a travel delay, it should considered as a walk over then? Will Malaysia reach final? I’m dying to watch it this Sunday, please do not disappoint me! Malaysia Boleh!
NIGERIA NO-SHOW IN THOMAS CUP OPENER AGAINST MALAYSIA
KUALA LUMPUR (9 MAY 2010) – The Nigerian Thomas Cup team failed to arrive in Kuala Lumpur in time for their Group B match against Malaysia.
According to a statement issued by Badminton World Federation (BWF) media and communications manager S. Selvam the Nigerian team suffered a travel delay forcing the match, scheduled for 1800 hours (Malaysian time), to be put on hold.
“The tournament referee and other BWF officials will go through the tournament rules and regulations to decide on the fate of Nigeria in the tournament. A decision on the Nigerian team will be made in due course,” said Selvam.
Source : thomasuberkl2010
Official Website for Thomas Cup & Uber Cup 2010 : http://www.thomasuberkl2010.com/