National women’s singles shuttler S.Kisona tendered her resignation with the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) as the national body also released 12 shuttlers from their senior squad on Monday.

BAM singles director Wong Choong Hann said Kisona made the decision after a tumultuous time dealing with her injuries setback.

“We have discussed this since November. Kisona’s injuries are a major challenge that has hindered her progress. When she plays with some injury elements and does not do well, players do not want to use that as an excuse.

“But Kisona has also faced cyberbullying before, which is why she has made the decision to take a different approach and focus on her recovery,” said Wong.

Kisona will nonetheless pursue her career as a professional from next year onwards.

The 2019 SEA Games gold medalist, who struggled with various knee issues, also recently pulled out of the Malaysia International Challenge.

Besides her, men’s doubles shuttler Low Hang Yee also tendered his resignation.

The other big news was BAM trimming their elite senior squad by axing 12 shuttlers, including women’s singles shuttler Myisha Khairul who won the Dutch International title this year.

Other women’s singles exits included Eoon Qi Xuan, Joanne Ng, Khor Jing Wen, Loh Zhi Wei.

Men’s singles players Lim Chong King and Ting Wen Xuan were also out, along with men’s doubles shuttlers Chang Yee Jun, Lwi Sheng Hao, Faris Amrin, Fawwaz Zainuddin, Zulhairi Sahimi.