BAM have given top men double shuttlers Koo Kien Keat and Tan Boon Heong a chance to rekindle their partnership until next year’s World Championships in Guangzhou, China.
They have been given a task which is ff they reach the final at the world meet, they can hold on to their partnership for even a longer time.
Kien Keat and Boon Heong, who turned 27 and 25 respectively, are currently competing in the ongoing Japan Open.
Datuk Seri Nadzmi Mohd Salleh said that they decided to retain the partnership of Kien Keat-Boon Heong due to several reasons although many had felt that they should be split after their failure to win any medal in their second Olympic Games outing in London recently.
The duo had been struggling to win major titles and had shown over the last two years that they are not in the same league with the world’s top three pairs – Cai Yun-Fu Haifeng of China, Lee Yong-dae-Chung Jae-sung of South Korea and Denmark’s Mathias Boe-Carsten Mogensen.
To me, as long as they don’t change their attitude and discipline towards badminton they will never make it big and will falter even further. They have the skills but skills alone won’t help you win major titles. We shall wait and see another year from now. My bets are they will falter and please prove me wrong! I really do want you guys to prove it!