BAM will compete with nationwide, professional shuttlers for the combined workforce championships | Jobs Punch

KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton Affiliation of Malaysia (BAM) will ship a squad consisting of nationwide {and professional} shuttlers for 2 combined workforce tournaments this yr.

BAM singles teaching director Wong Choong Hann mentioned the 2 tournaments are the Badminton Asia Combined Workforce Championships (BAMTC) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from February 14-19 and the Sudirman Cup in Suzhou, China from Could 14-21 .

“I believe BAM will make the official announcement (listing of gamers) quickly,” he advised reporters after the assembly of the Nationwide Sports activities Council (NSC), right here, at present.

Choong Hann additionally mentioned that they mentioned (the matter) with some key gamers to get a clearer image of how the 2 events can be a part of forces within the two tournaments.

“This contains the right way to save power in addition to the right way to put together themselves bodily and mentally for the second half of the yr.

“It will likely be a busy time in 2023 after we have a look at the 2024 Olympic Video games qualification interval, which begins in Could, not just for us however the skilled shuttlers are additionally fixing their plans.

When requested if nationwide males’s single skilled ace Lee Zii Jia will be a part of the squad, Choong Han replied: “I am going to allow you to (media) know later.”

Within the 2019 version of BAMTC in Hong Kong, BAM despatched their second stringers and Malaysia misplaced 3-0 to champions China within the quarter-finals.

In the meantime, 45-year-old Choong Hann mentioned the assembly with the NSC at present was to debate preparations for 3 upcoming multi-sports occasions – 2023 SEA Video games in Phnom Penh, Cambodia; 2022 Asian Video games in Hangzhou, China; and 2024 Olympic Video games in Paris, France.

“We need to see how the complete collaboration between BAM, NSC and Nationwide Sports activities Institute can help the gamers, particularly in qualifying for Paris 2024,” he mentioned. – Bernama

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