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World number one men's shuttler Lee Chong Wei's coach Tey Seu Bock of Malaysia was today appointed chief coach of Mumbai Masters for the inaugural Vodafone Indian Badminton League.
Former Indian women national champion Aparna Popat will be the team advisor of the Mumbai side.
Tey Seu Bock, also former national coach of the Malaysian team, has a new challenge of leading a team with players from multi-cultural background to compete in the USD 1-million Vodafone IBL.
Speaking on his appointment as the chief coach of Mumbai Masters in the IBL, Tey Seu Bock, said, "It is an honour to be associated with a team which already has star players. It will be a new experience for me to travel with players from all across the world in an event which is taking badminton to a completely new level."
The Commercial Partner for IBL, Sporty Solutionz CEO Ashish Chadha, said, "It's a great association for Vodafone IBL and the franchisee to have a coach of the stature of Tey Seu Bock. I'm sure Mumbai Masters will benefit enormously from his rich experience."
Akhilesh Das Gupta, Badminton Association of India President said, "It's a matter of great pride to have Tey Seu Bock, who has played a huge role in the success of world number one Lee Chong Wei, as the coach for the Mumbai Masters team.