NATIONAL men's doubles coaches Paulus Firman and Pang Cheh Chang will not reshuffle their seniors as the move is not going to help create world class combinations.
The seniors mentioned are World No 5 Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong and World No 13 Tan Wee Kiong-Hoon Thien How while the rest of the current combinations, including World No 16 Goh V Shem-Lim Khim Wah will be paired off with new partners.
Cheh Chang, who was promoted as the men's doubles coach two weeks ago, said creating younger pairs who are not only able to beat the two senior combinations but also challenge the top combinations will be crucial if Malaysia are to battle for gold in the 2016.
This is the reason the reshuffling exercise will be concluded tomorrow and the new combinations be announced on Saturday. This will be followed by a ranking trials, to be held next week, which will be the basis to create a new tournament plan for them.
Both coaches want to start the ball rolling early so that the pairs get sufficient time to progress and are ready to face the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro with confidence.
V Shem may get his wish to resume his combination with Teo Kok Siang while Khim Wah is expected to partner Ow Yao Han while Chooi Kah Ming-Teo Ee Yi could also be tested for a longer period.