Latest Badminton News and Articles

BAM move quickly to resolve issue of Aik Mong’s resignation (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 25 September 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 667

PETALING JAYA: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have moved quickly to resolve the issue of Tan Aik Mong’s resignation as the Talent Management Group (TMG) director.

In a short and abrupt press conference at the Juara Stadium on Wednesday, BAM president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff announced that “the case is now closed”.Tan Aik Mong (left) was brought in by Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff on a voluntary basis on Sept 7 to implement changes and revive Malaysia’s badminton fortunes.

The 63-year-old Aik Mong was brought in by Tengku Mahaleel on a voluntary basis on Sept 7 to implement changes and revive Malaysia’s badminton fortunes.

But his methods and ideas were deemed too drastic and caused dissension among the coaches and players. Aik Mong subsequently resigned from his position on Tuesday after BAM reverted all his changes to their original structure.

“We have received Aik Mong’s resignation. We have accepted it and the case is now closed,” said Tengku Mahaleel.

Read more ...
 

Rashid considers BAM return (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 24 September 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 784

PETALING JAYA: Coach Rashid Sidek is all set to make a quick comeback to the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) set-up.

The former Thomas Cup champion tendered his resignation as national singles coach on Sept 19, citing the uncomfortable working environment in BAM.

The situation turned even worse when BAM president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff claimed that Rashid had breached his contract by signing another contract with Delhi Smashers, an Indian Badminton League (IBL). It is learnt the BAM might take legal action against Rashid.Rashid Sidek (left) having a word with Lee Chong Wei at the World Championships in Guangzhou.

But Tengku Mahaleel has since softened his stance after a six-hour meeting with the other national coaches on Monday. He also announced the launching of Project Win-Win. Under the programme, there is now only one national team with all the coaches back in their original positions.

Read more ...
 

Aik Mong quits as TMG director (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 24 September 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 667

KUALA LUMPUR: There was another twist in Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Tuesday when former international Tan Aik Mong resigned as the Talent Management Group (TMG) director.

His decision just comes six days after singles coach Rashid Sidek quit the national body. Rashid stated that he could no longer work under the charge of Aik Mong as he felt his credibility as a coach was undermined.Tan Aik Mong

The 63-year-old Aik Mong said his decision to quit in a huff was in relation to the recent changes that took place in the coaching structure on Monday.

Aik Mong had separated the national team into three groups – Team A, Team B and Team C and moved around all the coaches, which led to Rashid’s resignation.

Read more ...
 

BAM revert to original plan with launch of new project (pic)

Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 September 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 780

KUALA LUMPUR: Some cheers and smiles were back in the coaching stable of the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) on Monday after another round of change.

All the national coaches were reinstated in their original positions as BAM launched their new project – Project Win-Win – with the aim of becoming champions in the Olympic Games, Thomas Cup, Asian Games, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.The Badminton Association of Malaysia president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff having a word with doubles shuttler Koo Kien Keat.

The BAM also decided not to proceed with the plan to form Teams A, B and C, which caused some uneasiness among the coaches as many were moved around. Instead, they will stick to just one national team.

Most of the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS) coaches, who were earlier promoted to the national team, have been sent back to the school programme.

Read more ...
 

Indian team for Junior World Badminton Championships announced

Category: Badminton News
Published: 23 September 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 693

NAGPUR: Country's best upcoming talent will get a chance to showcase their talent in the Junior (U-19) World Badminton Championships scheduled to be held at Bangkok, Thailand from October 23 to November 3.

The junior selection committee of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) has finalized the strong 17-member Indian squad for the prestigious World Junior Championships, which is being held once in two years.

The official announcement of the team will be made by BAI in a couple of days.

Out of three U-19 boys singles players, two are from Maharashtra. National junior champion Harsheel Dani, 17, and doubles expert Shlok Ramchandran, 18, belong to Mumbai Suburban district. The teenage duo gets Air India (AI) scholarships.

While Shlok trains at Pullela Gopichand Academy at Hyderbad, Harsheel is a trainee of Uday Pawar. Both Harsheel and Shlok are the members of Gracelands' Graceful Gulls team, which plays in the Maharashtra Badminton League.

Read more ...
 

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: Malaysia Open 2016

Badminton Videos for 2016 malaysia open

Watch Replays

Related Badminton News

Recommended badminton news for you