Top Ad
I DIG Radio
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Malaysia’s flagbearer Sivasangari Subramaniam misses Commonwealth Games after suffering head injuries in KL car crash

Written by 
Published in Squash
Tuesday, 28 June 2022 07:16

By JANE BALL (Squash Mad Reporter)

Malaysian number one Sivasangari Subramaniam has been forced to pull out of their Commonwealth Games squad after suffering head injuries in a car crash.

The 23-year-old had been chosen as the Malaysian team’s flag bearer for the Games in Birmingham.

But she will now require treatment for the injuries she sustained on Sunday when the car she was in was involved in a collision with a lorry along the Maju Expressway. The 26 km-long expressway links Kuala Lumpur City Centre with the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Selangor.

The Kedah-born star, ranked 19 in the world, was rescued from the vehicle before it caught fire and was taken to the Putrajaya Hospital for treatment. According to a report by Kng Zheng Guan in the New Straits Times, she has undergone two surgeries and has stitches to a head wound but is in a stable condition.

The injury is a blow for Malaysia’s hopes of success in Birmingham, with Sivasangari enjoying the best form of her life and reaching a career-high position in the PSA Women’s World Rankings.

News of her accident prompted an outpouring of sympathy from the close-knit Malaysian squash community.

Kng Zheng Guan wrote: “I was shocked when I heard about it,” said former world No 5 Low Wee Wern. We read about accidents very often, but for it to happen to someone we know hits differently.

“I wish Sivasangari all the very best in her recovery. She is still young and has a long life ahead of her.

“I hope her parents and family will have the strength during this challenging time.”

From The New Straits Times

World No 92 Lai Wen Li, who is one of Sivasangari’s closest friends, was equally stunned nd told Zheng Guan: “I visited her at the hospital, and she is much better now. Sivasangari is one of my closest friends. She has always been there through my ups and downs, and now I will be there for her.

“I know she’s a strong girl with good character, and I am confident she will get through this and recover as soon as possible.

“All I wish for her now is a speedy recovery, and I’ll be praying for her.”

Sivasangari will now miss the Birmingham Commonwealth Games from July 28-Aug 8, in which she was also chosen as the nation’s flagbearer.

Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) director Major (Rtd) S. Maniam said: “Fortunately, she is stable now. She has a large gash on her forehead, a concussion, some nasal issues, and doctors are also suspecting a fracture although that needs further examination.

Sympathy and best wishes from the PSA and College Squash on Twitter

“The positive note is that she is awake and able to have conversations. The doctors are confident she will fully recover, although that may take some time.

“She will miss the Commonwealth Games. It is cruel as she’s entering the peak years of her career and has been playing well.

“But she’s a strong-willed person and has always shown resilience both in training and on the court. I hope she will come through this ordeal with flying colours.”

Sivasangari enjoyed a successful career in the US College Squash competitions, representing Cornell University in New York, where she was coached by Australia’s former world champion David Palmer.

Pictures courtesy of PSA and New Straits Times

Read 27 times


Carlo said I'd net 'crazy' Madrid winner - Alaba

Carlo said I'd net 'crazy' Madrid winner - Alaba

David Alaba said Carlo Ancelotti told him he'd score a free kick winner for Real Madrid, moments bef...

Real rally past promoted Almeria to start LaLiga

Real rally past promoted Almeria to start LaLiga

Champions Real Madrid overcame a slow start in their first match of the LaLiga season with a 2-1 com...

Real Madrid get goals from unlikely duo Alaba, Vazquez to start LaLiga campaign with comeback win

Real Madrid get goals from unlikely duo Alaba, Vazquez to start LaLiga campaign with comeback win

Real Madrid began their LaLiga title defence by overcoming a flat start in their season opener with...


USA Basketball sets roster for WC qualifying

USA Basketball sets roster for WC qualifying

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- USA Basketball has picked its 12-man roster for the opening second-round...

NBA to retire Russell's No. 6 for all 30 teams

NBA to retire Russell's No. 6 for all 30 teams

The NBA will honor the legacy of Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell by retiring his No. 6 jersey for...


'Grandpa' Pujols homers twice in Cardinals' win

'Grandpa' Pujols homers twice in Cardinals' win

ST. LOUIS -- Albert Pujols homered twice and Miles Mikolas tossed eight effective innings, helping t...

Sources: Nats calling up top prospect Abrams

Sources: Nats calling up top prospect Abrams

The Washington Nationals are calling up top prospect C.J. Abrams, one of the main returns in the Jua...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation
  • NFL

    Nactional Football Leagues
  • FISB

    Federation Internationale de Speedball

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.


Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.