Former men's doubles badminton world champion Rexy Mainaky believes that Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) technical director Morten Frost is failing to live up to expectations.
Rexy questioned Frost’s ability to implement changes in Malaysian badminton and added that he has seen no real progress in both the men’s singles and doubles section since Frost was appointed to his role last March.
“I haven’t seen any big changes in the pattern and game play of the Malaysian players. Frost’s plans are not at all visible,” Rexy was quoted as saying by Harian Metro. “From what I see, this might be caused by singles players playing for doubles and vice versa.”
Rexy also admitted that he is worried about the huge gap between Malaysia’s senior and junior players, especially after this season, where veteran shuttler Lee Chong Wei won five titles and reached the final of the World Championships, while younger shuttlers like Chong Wei Feng and Liew Daren stuttered and stumbled.
The 47-year-old added that he doesn’t understand why the BAM are making talented singles players play doubles matches.
“I was shocked when I saw men’s singles player Tan Kian Meng, whom possessed a great physical and quality for the section, is now switched to playing under doubles,” he said.
“Frost has been with BAM for only a year, he needs more time. We don’t know how much time he needs but I know that the Malaysian citizens have high hopes for the nation to triumph in this sport."