World number two Lee Chong Wei was approached by match-fixer

Vastavam web: Lee Chong Wei has revealed he once rejected an offer by a match-fixer and said he was “ashamed” two fellow Malaysian badminton players were under investigation over alleged fixing, a report said today.”Money is not everything to me,” he was cited as saying in Kuala Lumpur by Malaysia’s New Straits Times newspaper.

“For me, national pride comes first and it is my responsibility to uphold it.” The 35-year-old’s revelation came after news emerged last week that two Malaysian players are being investigated by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) for suspected match-fixing.”As a top player, I feel embarrassed and ashamed,” he said. “I hope the case comes to an end soon.”

Malaysian sports officials have declined to identify the two players embroiled in the scandal, who have been suspended, or give details of the allegations against them.But reports say they are a former top junior player and another who had taken part in the Thomas Cup, a prestigious team event.At the 2012 Olympics, eight women’s doubles players were disqualified for trying to lose group games to gain an easier quarter-final draw.