A test to see if BAM care for ZZ as a player? . Here is a test to see if BAM care for ZZ as an independent player. ZZ said he should be given the opportunity to spar with LCW. Will BAM do it? If BAM don't give this opportunity to ZZ, it would be quite clear that BAM is only paying attention in their 'Association/National Interest', not ZZ as a player. If I were LCW, I would give the opportunity to spar with ZZ, whether BAM agree to it or not; Since LCW has said so many times that he wish to find a good Malaysian MS player to take his place when he retires. Source: http://www.thesundaily.my/news/202652 ====== * ====== start article ====== * ====== The Sun Daily Posted on 9 November 2011 - 05:04am WOW! What a successful evening was it for our national junior shuttlers and our ever-green squash superstar, Nicol David. In Rotterdam, Holland, David created history when she became the first player in the Wispa circuit to become the world champion for the sixth time. It’s a record which we hope will last for a long time. David’s achievement speaks volumes of her commitment and she is definitely the toast of the nation. While David achieved what she had aimed for, let’s hope that the rare gems we have unearthed in badminton – World Junior single’s champion Zulfadi Zulkifli and double’s champions Heg Wei Keat and Teo Ee Yi are not just a flash in the pan. The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) should realise that we have finally found worthy replacements for our badminton supremo, Lee Chong Wei, and our “flip-flop” doubles combination. The achievements of these players should be seen as the re-emergence of Malaysian badminton supremacy in the world. Please do not forget these players helped Malaysia win the World Junior mixed-team championship just a week ago. We have all the ingredients to become a force to be reckoned with if only we can sustain and polish these rare gems who have suddenly but potentially rocked the world badminton scene. Let’s hope that the BAM will not squander this young generation of players. We have longed for the Thomas Cup for too long. Keep this bunch of players as a unit. Expose them extensively to world class competitions and voilà, we will have world champions in the making. As suggested by Zulfaldi, although he is with KLRC, he should be given the opportunity to spar with Lee on the local front. What better option than to spar with the world number one? Most of all, let’s hope the shuttlers’ win will spur them on to greater achievements with the right guidance from BAM. Let’s make sure the wins do not go to their heads, and please, do not spoil them by pampering them at this moment. There are many years ahead of them and they can be aptly rewarded when the time comes. The best is yet to come and hopefully they will break into the senior ranks at the soonest possible time. Jayaraj KGS Perak ====== * ====== end article ====== * ====== The article says - "The best is yet to come and hopefully they will break into the senior ranks at the soonest possible time". But I say the best won't come, if BAM is only paying attention to their 'Association/National Interest', and not to players' interest. .