BAM to bring in replacement doubles coach by year end

Coach Rosman Razak during at interview at Akademi Badminton Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. - Filepic

PETALING JAYA: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) will bring in a new doubles coach before the end of this year following the departure of three personnel.

Rosman Razak (men’s doubles), Chin Ee Hui and Wong Pei Tty (both women’s doubles) have parted ways on Monday as their contracts, which expire end of this month, are not renewed.

Ee Hui and Pei Tty’s exit has left head coach Chan Chong Ming as the only handler of the 10-member women’s doubles squad.

But BAM coaching director Wong Choong Hann has promised that reinforcement is on its way.

Choong Hann, however, did not disclose the identity of the candidate, only confirming that it will be a local coach.

He also did not confirm whether the new hiring is for the men or women’s doubles, which means it could still pave the way for a further restructuring in the doubles department.

Currently, the men’s doubles is headed by Flandi Limpele and is now assisted by Hoon Thien How following Rosman’s exit. Paulus Firman and Teo Kok Siang are handling the mixed doubles.

“The ideal number for our new coaching team is 10. We’re going to bring in a new coach and it would involve a little bit of reshuffle.

“Once everything is finalised, we’ll make an announcement.”

Except for Flandi and Chong Ming, who were hired in May, Choong Hann confirmed that all the other seven coaches have had their services extended until next year.

These include singles coaches Hendrawan and Datuk Tey Seu Bock (men’s singles) and Indra Wijaya and Loh Wei Sheng (women’ singles).

They will stay on at least after the Tokyo Olympics in August.

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