Malaysian Open still on

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The Malaysian Open will go ahead as planned after fears that the tournament could be in jeopardy following Maybank’s decision to end their partnership with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM). 

Maybank signed a partnership with BAM in 2011 that was set to last until 2017, but they decided to terminated their deal last November.

However, BAM acting president Tan Sri Mohd Al-Amin Abdul Majid has said that the Superseries event, which will be held in April, will not be cancelled as Maybank have agreed to be the title sponsors for the tournament.

Al-Amin also hinted that BAM are close to signing a new partnership deal, but gave no further details.

“Things are looking positive on our end in the search for new partners and we would be making an announcement soon,” he told The Star. “The Malaysian Open however will still proceed as plan as Maybank have agreed to give us a cut-off until April.

“They will still be the title sponsors in the event that we are unable to secure a new sponsor on time.”