PETALING JAYA: The Squash Rackets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) have agreed to the National Sports Council's (NSC) proposal to replace current chief coach Raymond Arnold with elite coach Jamshed Gul.
The Pakistani will be in charge of the technical aspects of the national squad while Raymond has been demoted to the position of national elite coach.
We had a committee meeting and decided to accept NSC's proposal to replace Raymond with Jamshed, said Wong Ah Jit, the SRAM secretary.
In December last year, NSC voiced their unhappiness over SRAM's set-up, saying the Pakistani's scope of duties did not justify the high salary drawn by him.
NSC felt Jamshed was under-utilised because he was only responsible for the elite players Ong Beng Hee, Mohd Azlan Iskandar, Nicol David and Sharon Wee who are not training in the country most of the time.
We have managed to resolve everything. Jamshed is the new chief coach all the other coaches are agreed to work collectively to improve the standard of squash in the country, said Ah Jit.
Meanwhile, SRAM are also on the lookout for two new coaches to replace out-going Australian Mike Corren and Kenneth Low.
Right now we have only have Jamshed, Raymond and Azan. Since Kenneth and Corren left, we need two more coaches, said Ah Jit.