14 Jan '11, 1pm

The Singapore Badminton Association said the National Team 2 had its limitations which was why it was dissolved

The national Team 2 had its limitations, and a change was required to meet the future needs of the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA). -- ST PHOTO THE national Team 2 had its limitations, and a change was required to meet the future needs of the Singapore Badminton Association (SBA). Those were the reasons why the 16-member team were dissolved just two years after it was set up in 2009, said SBA president Lee Yi Shyan on Friday. 'Their ages are very close to those in Team 1, but for some shuttlers, the gap in standard is really wide ,' said the Minister of State for Trade and Industry, and Manpower, who was at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall to watch the national shuttlers take on the Jiangsu provincial team in a friendly match. As a result, the SBA had to restructure by introducing a National Intermediate Squad (NIS) for shuttlers aged 12 to 17. 'We will take in shuttlers at...

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