Technical director Frost’s fate expected to be discussed


  • Badminton
  • Monday, 18 Sep 2017

High on the agenda: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost is expected to know his fate when the coaching and training committee meet today.

KUALA LUMPUR: Will it be an end or the beginning of a new job scope for Morten Frost in the Bad­minton Association of Malaysia (BAM)?

Today, the role of technical director Frost is expected to be discussed when the coaching and training committee, headed by president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria, meets at the Academy Badminton Malaysia (ABM) in Bukit Kiara.

The Dane, who has a six-year contract until 2021, has been under pressure following several uninspiring results this year.

Malaysia performed below par and failed to meet a top four target at the Sudirman Cup in Gold Coast, Australia, in May.

It went further downhill last month with Malaysia suffering their worst ever results at the World Championships in Glasgow, Scot­land, and failing to win the men’s singles and doubles golds at the Kuala Lumpur SEA Games.

Frost is not involved in the men’s singles department, which is now headed by Datuk Misbun Sidek.

But he oversees the other departments – the juniors, wo-men’s singles and doubles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles.

There are also disciplinary and gambling problems at the Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS). And the juniors have been losing frequently to the state players.

When met during his visit to encourage the Malaysian athletes gearing up for the Asean Para Games at the Axiata Arena on Friday, Norza indicated that there would be big news at today’s meeting.

But he later retracted the statement.

“It’ll be a normal meeting. Just wait and see,” said Norza.

Another topic that will be on the agenda is the official decision of splitting up national No. 1 men’s doubles pair Goh V Shem and Tan Wee Kiong.

V Shem has been named to partner Teo Ee Yi while Wee Kiong will team up with Ong Yew Sin for the French Open from Oct 24-29.

The decision, according to doubles head coach Cheah Soon Kit, is just a “temporary measure”.

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