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Discussion in 'Malaysia Professional Players' started by Oldhand, Mar 5, 2008.
to protect their kpi and attract sponsor
they refuse to take any changes!
can they still attract sponsor? they keep failing most of the time
if not,they wont play in cbl
[h=2]THE BA of Malaysia (BAM) executive committee, after much deliberation yesterday, decided not to split men's doubles Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and want to retain them until next year's World Championships.[/h]
Kien Keat-Boon Heong must reach the final of the World Championships, expected to be held in Guangzhou on Aug 4-11, and if they fail, BAM president Datuk Nadzmi Salleh said they will be split.
Nadzmi, who chaired the exco meeting, said reaching the final of the World Championships is a realistic target and the decision not to split them immediately was taken after listening to Kien Keat-Boon Heong's request that they be given the opportunity to aim for the major title before the association decides on their fate.
"We deliberated on the future of Kien Keat-Boon Heong at length and they will play on until next year's World Championships. Their target is to reach at least the final," said Nadzmi.
"Taking into account that time and money have been spent on them and they are only 27 (Kien Keat) and 25 (Boon Heong), they will be given the chance.
"Kien Keat-Boon Heong have also made the request that they be granted the opportunity to play in the major event and we felt they should be given the chance to do so.
"However, they are also required to partner other players in selected grand prix tournaments but their partners have yet to be decided. We will wait for doubles chief coach Tan Kim Her's suggestions."
Kim Her has already suggested Boon Heong to partner Goh V Shem while Kien Keat could either partner Lim Khim Wah or another back-up player in selected tournaments.
However, it remains to be seen if this latest development bears fruit as Kien Keat-Boon Heong's prime target is to do well in the Super Series tournaments and confirm their qualification for the World Championships.
The decision was also a surprise as it was initially learnt that the majority of the coaching and training committee (CTC) and former internationals had wanted Kien Keat and Boon Heong to be split.
Nadzmi also said the association had a duty to listen to reasons why Kien Keat-Boon Heong should not be split.
It was also speculated that Kien Keat-Boon Heong, if forced to split, had decided to leave BAM and join a club which was ready to offer them an attractive deal and this could be the main reason behind BAM's sudden change of heart.
sudden change of heart eh? love that!
I like the phrase, 'Pi mai pi mai tang tu'
On current tournament, Japan Open, this is by far the easiest road to be the winner for this partner. If they still do not win this tourney, I've no idea what to say. . .
Boe and Moe are out ... KKK/TBH better win this... otherwise I'll have to favor seeing them split.
There's still Hashimoto/Hirata.
Based on both current form it shouldn't be a problem. . .well. . lets see what's gonna happen
That's right!!! they're got a really unique style of play which confuses the Malaysia boys...
Nevermind, they got wiped out by HTH/TWK. If KKK/TBH gets past Naoki/Shoji today, a spot in the final is waiting for them already!
Looks like a Malaysian showdown in the semis. Ah How/Ah Kiong vs KKK/TBH. Kawamae/Sato minutes away from being finished off by KKK/TBH. They're leading 19-9
So we got a Malaysian MD representative in the final!
Totally agree with this. Even the chinese pair are not here, now that the danish pair are already out, the road is opened up very WIDE for them to take the title. If they still can't win the title, can go bang wall already..
they both lost in the finals of japan ss... how??? BAM ppl must be face palm-ing themselves now... still a wise decision to keep them as a pair?? now they'll say lets keep them until next world championship. next? lets keep them till 2016 olympic?? its ok, i'll just have to face palm myself everytime they play w/o winning!
A malfunction product from BAM. . . too much defect
The so called Exco members are losing their hair...and minds...
just relax and dance