The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has sacked its honorary secretary-general, P. Ganga Rao.
BAM president Datuk Nadzmi Mohd Salleh said the dismissal would take effect immediately and that Ganga Rao would no longer involve with the BAM.
"I would like to assure that the decision will not affect the preparations for the Thomas Cup in May," he said in a statement Monday.
Nadzmi gave no reason for the termination but earlier newsreports indicated that the association was disappointed with Ganga Rao's decision pertaining to a sponsorship deal which the association claimed to be beyond his scope of duties.
Meanwhile, Ganga Rao said he was not surprised by the decision taken by the country's badminton governing body.
Ganga Rao, when contacted from Singapore, said the BAM had yet to inform him about his sacking. "I've had enough. I don't want to think about it anymore," he said.
Ganga Rao said he might take action against those responsible for his sacking but would only do so after the Thomas Cup on May 9-16 as he did not want to jeopardise the national squad's preparations.