Suspended Lee to lose top ranking to Chen

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 World champion Chen Long finished the year on a high note, winning the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals title with relative ease.

Lee Chong Wei's indefinite suspension for a doping violation will cost the Malaysian his top ranking with Chinese world champion Chen Long set to take over today after his World Superseries Finals win in Dubai.

The world governing body, BWF, provisionally suspended Lee, 32, last month after the shuttler tested positive for the illegal anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone at the World Championships in August. Lee, who won silver medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, remains confident he can clear his name when the BWF panel holds a hearing on the case next year.

Chen, now ranked second, has made full use of Lee's absence and collected valuable points by winning the Denmark Open in October and the Superseries Finals on Sunday.

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