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THE spectre of match-fixing is back, rearing this time with not one, but two Malaysian shuttlers facing life bans.

Both are independent players but it adds notoriety to the game.

“We can confirm both are Malaysians but they’re not BAM players,” said BAM chief Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria yesterday.

“It’s going to tarnish badminton’s reputation — both face lifetime bans for match-fixing if investigations by Badminton World Federation (BWF) finds them guilty.

Sleaze has also seeped into the badminton racket, with a national ace running to the police that he is not what you see in a sex video gone viral – on the cusp of his Biopic premiere.

In football, an Under-23 goalkeeper has been suspended for 60 days pending dope test on a B sample.

Meantime, as BAM general manager Michelle Chai cautions: “The players have the right to a fair trial and hearing. Not a trial by the public nor trial by the media.”