Latest Badminton News and Articles

Rashid considers BAM return (pic)

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Category: Badminton News Published: 24 September 2013
Written by BadmintonPlanet.com Hits: 269

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.
The 45-year-old Rashid, a bronze medallist at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, was in jovial mood, chatting and joking with the other national coaches – Tey Seu Bock, Rosman Razak and Hendrawan – at Juara Stadium on Tuesday.

“Returning to BAM as a coach is still an open option for me and I may still consider it,” said Rashid.

“Having served for 10 years, obviously I feel sad to part ways. If there is a possibility of coming back, I will consider it.

“I’m not interested in politicking. Coaching the players is where my heart and soul is.

“But BAM must come to their own decisions first. So far, there is no arrangement for me to meet them yet.

“Today I am just here to meet my former colleagues, to catch up and get some input from them.

“From what I can see is that at least all the coaches are happier and smiling and this Project Win-Win is clearer in terms of objectives and the coaches’ role,” concluded Rashid.

  • No comments found

Facebook

Twitter

Google Plus

Replays: French Open 2014

playbutton-2014-square-french-open

Watch Replays

  • Recent News
  • Popular
Mixed Opinions on Morten Frost hiring

Kuala Lumpur: The hiring a of Morten Frost seemed to be the

A disturbing rush to judgment over badminton doping case

Kuala Lumpur: Any time when an athlete is linked to a failed

Chou Tien Chen beats Wang Zhengming to win French Open

Paris: World number 13 Taiwanese Chou Tien-chen, won the Fre

Carolina Marin Receives Sport Merit Royal Order

Madrid: The winner of 2014 BWF Badminton World Championships

Video: Badminton is the most "dangerous" sport on earth

Hanoi: Thanks to the quick work of a match referee, no-one w

Lin Dan joins torch relay for 2014 Youth Olympics

Nanjing: Two times Olympic gold medalist Lin Dan was one of

Recommended Videos

  • 2013 Indonesia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 All England - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Hong Kong Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Denmark Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Championships - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 India Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Singapore Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 Japan Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Malaysia Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 Korea Open - Badminton Videos
  • 2013 World Superseries Finals - Badminton Videos
  • 2014 India Open - Badminton Videos
Previous Next