26 Mar 2014

Former world number ones to play NZ Open

6:30 am on 26 March 2014

Next month's New Zealand Badminton Open on the North Shore has attracted a couple of former world number one players.

Lee Hyun Il of South Korea is in the men's singles along with former number three Simon Santoso of Indonesia, while former world number one doubles player Koo Kien Keat of Indonesia is also taking part.

There are 240 players from 16 countries are taking part in the World Grand Prix status event, with strong representation from badminton powerhouses Malaysia, Indonesia, Chinese Taipei and Thailand in particular.