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Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) is deeply saddened by the loss of former National player, Tan Chee Tean (aged 24), who passed away after the vehicle he was in was involved in an accident in south of Brno, Czech Republic.

The player had earlier participated in the Czech Open, and was on his way back to Austria when the accident happened on 28 September 2018. The impact of the crash killed the player on the spot.

Chee Tean enjoyed a six-year stint with BAM in 2012 before leaving the National setup in February this year. Together with Tan Wee Gieen and Shevon Lai, he finished as runners-up of 2015 Bangladesh Open and Thailand International Challenge respectively.

“I am extremely sad to learn of the passing of Chee Tean. He was a special young talent, capable of playing in both mixed doubles & men’s doubles. His untimely demise is a huge loss not to only his family but also to the badminton fraternity.

“The thoughts of everyone at BAM are with his family and friends at this very difficult time,” said BAM President, Dato’ Sri Norza Zakaria.