The future of men doubles shuttlers Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong hinges on them reaching the final in the World Championships.
However, whether they will be split, dropped or retained, will be decided by the soon to be appointed Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) new coaching director or the coaching and training chairman.
Denmark’s coaching director Finn-Traerup Hansen advocates the continued usage of experienced players.
“I am not sure how far Koo and Tan have declined in their game but they have the experience. In terms of age, they still have many years ahead of them,” said Hansen.
“Danish pairs bloom at a later age but then, they do start late. It is important for the strategist to know how to make use of the “older” players’ experience. In the case of Koo and Tan, I think, their experience can be managed.