Amsterdam: Malaysian ace Lee Chong Wei’s long-awaited doping hearing opened before a three-member Badminton World Federation panel Saturday in Amsterdam, a BWF official said, where the former World No 1 has vowed to clear his name.
"The hearing is starting" at a hotel near Schiphol International Airport, the official, who declined to be named said.
Lee’s London-based lawyer Mike Morgan refused to comment before Lee’s hearing opened behind closed doors.
The BWF also declined to comment.
However, the official said no verdict was expected on Saturday, as the panel needed several days to reach a finding and write their report.