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Kim Her says goodbye BAM, hello BAI


Kim Her (second, left) will join Rashid Sidek (left) to seek greener pastures outside BAM.

Kim Her (second, left) will join Rashid Sidek (left) to seek greener pastures outside BAM.

PETALING JAYA: National mixed doubles coach Tan Kim Her has agreed to join the Badminton Association of India (BAI).

The 44-year-old confirmed that he has signed a five-year contract to be BAI’s doubles coach.

The India Today news portal had also reported that Kim Her, who coached in South Korea and England from 2005-2010 and was briefly Malaysia’s men’s doubles chief coach, is in New Delhi to ink the deal and that he will be paid US$7,500 (RM28,575) a month.

Kim Her, however, has yet to tender his resignation letter.

Screen grab of the India Today report.

“First, I will need to submit my resignation letter to BAM and serve out the three months’ notice as stated in my contract,” said Kim Her in a telephone interview from New Delhi.

“I still need to abide by the BAM rules, so I don’t know when I will actually be allowed to leave and start work in India.”

Kim Her’s decision to leave has left BAM’s coaching stable weakened once more.

In May, Rashid Sidek and Rosman Razak left to join Sports Affairs while He Guo Quan quit a month later to join Purple League outfit Ampang Jaya BC.

In January, Zhou Kejian, Chong Kien Ling, Poh Chai Boon and Chin Tze Seong quit as coaches of the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS).

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