Kuala Lumpur: The lack of excellent results were among the factors that saw the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) not extend the contracts of three Malaysian national badminton coaches, Rosman Razak, Chin Eei Hui, and Wong Pei Tty.
BAM’s Coaching Director Wong Choong Hann said the decision was made after a thorough evaluation of all coaches based on their achievements since last year.
Wong said he had met with all the coaches involved and the decision was not any surprise to them as Razak and Chin already had their own plans in place.
“Undoubtedly, they have made a huge contribution to Malaysian badminton but this decision needs to be made for us to move forward,” said Wong to Malaysian media.
“The assessment has been done by looking at all aspects and they did not achieve the level of expectation set forth by the organization,” added Wong.
On Monday, BAM confirmed that Rosman Razak, Chin Eei Hui, and Wong Pei Tty would no longer be in the coaching structure of the Malaysia national squad after their contracts expire at the end of this month.
Wong revealed that BAM would hire a new local coach for women’s doubles and will make an official announcement in the next two weeks.
“I can only say that it is a local coach. We are still in the process of finalizing the deal, we can’t announce it just yet,” added Wong.
Meanwhile, Chin Eei Hui who led Chan Peng Soon/Goh Liu Ying to win the Rio Olympics mixed doubles silver medal, said that she was planning to leave BAM in May of 2020. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she decided to fulfill the contract until the end of 2020. Now that her contract is not being renewed, she and Wong Pei Tty would start their own badminton academy.
“We have decided on the location of the badminton academy, but due to the pandemic, it has not been officially opened. However, we have now started teaching some private badminton lessons,” said Chin.