BAM has heavy task to undertake


  • Letters
  • Tuesday, 14 Jan 2020

THE just concluded Malaysia Masters Badminton 2020 was the curtain raiser for the badminton calendar this year. More importantly, it provided an opportunity for the players to prove their worth for the upcoming summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

For players who are yet to qualify, this was the best avenue to prove they could still make it to the Olympics.

Indeed, the players displayed a high level of badminton. Precision court craft, excellent footwork and a high level of fitness were the order of the day. Seeded players lived up to their seeding and progressed to the finals.

Players from Malaysia did not fare badly as some went on to the quarter finals and semifinals. Our players are good but not good enough to be in the finals.

The year 2019 unearthed a set of younger players from other countries who have made an impact and stormed the badminton fraternity with a bang.

Sadly, however, Malaysia is still flogging the old guards! Malaysia indeed dearly misses our one and only formidable player, Datuk Lee Chong Wei who made our country proud for many decades.

We are still waiting for the day a replacement of his calibre will emerge. Until then, the Badminton Association of Malaysia has to seriously look into having a better plan to lift badminton to greater heights.

I wish all the very best to BAM. Malaysia Boleh!

DATUK WEE BENG GEE

Petaling Jaya


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