Utusan Online. BAM to monitor men's doubles KOTA BHARU Oct 4 - The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has expressed concern over the performance of the men's doubles players which was inconsistent in several international tournaments recently. Its president, Datuk Nadzmi Mohd Saleh, said here Friday that the BAM was monitoring the development of the players before deciding whether to keep or drop them for next year. BAM was worried over their current standards and achievements but would still give them a chance to improve, he said. "We have to look at their development in the next few months." Nadzmi said there were a few under-studies who could take up the mantle of the national doubles players if BAM decided to drop certain core players in the current squad for poor performance. He said Malaysia's status in future international tournaments could not be forecast as the country did not have many lower echelon players, unlike other countries like China and Indonesia. This occurred because parents did not encourage their children to take up sports, he said. Another major weakness, Nadzmi said, was that Malaysians loved to idolise and excessively praise teams or individuals who won at the international level only to turn around and criticise them if they failed. This attitude, he said, placed extra stress on the players to perform. Nadzmi also suggested an incentive scheme be introduced for sports officials and not only for athletes in sports.