PETALING JAYA: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) have actually dropped the most significant hint yet that they will unwind their “Top Player Dedication” regulations that requires star players to play a minimum of 12 priority tournaments in a season.
BWF secretary general Thomas Lund admitted that it was not practical for gamers to devote to that numerous fulfills in a long-stretch of tournaments in the condensed, revamped calendar launched by the world body last week.
An overall of 22 World Tour tournaments have actually been packed into a five-month duration from August to December, with nearly half of them top-tier competitions in which the world’s top 15 songs and leading 10 doubles shuttlers from last year are mandated to take part in They might be penalised if they avoid the satisfies.
” There are continuous considerations around the necessary player guidelines and we understand it is unfair to expect athletes to play every tournament,” Lund informed Indian everyday Times of India.
” An announcement on this will be made when the regulations are concurred.”
Lund worried that the BWF’s intent to fit as numerous tournaments into the last 5 months of the year was to offer all gamers, regardless of their level, with a lot of opportunities to contend and boost their earnings.
He included that the world body did not anticipate every gamer to show up in all tournaments.
” It is not anticipated that each gamer will or should play in all tournaments,” said Lund. “It is anticipated that players will be selective about which competitions they play. Some will play in more tournaments because they might not reach the final rounds, others will select not to play week after week.”
” This is not that different to what gamers do anyway under typical circumstances, although they do have more choices in this condensed calendar.”
Although it was not a main statement yet, Lund’s explaination will come as a relief for players like nationwide No. 1 Lee Zii Jia.
Zii Jia had earlier voiced his issues about the frightening potential customers of playing up to 11 tournaments in 16 weeks, consisting of the Thomas Cup Finals in October.
Songs head coach Hendrawan, too, was not too crazy about seeing gamers being “required” to contend just for the sake of fulfilling their obligations as it poses injury risk.
Besides Zii Jia, the other Malaysian shuttlers needed to abide by the “Leading Gamers Commitment” judgment include guys’s doubles set Aaron Chia-Soh Wooi Yik and combined doubles pairs Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying and Goh Soon Huat-Shevon Lai Jemie.