WITHOUT a medal to show at the World Championships, there are a number of uncertainties in the men’s doubles department.
The coaches may be changed. Some players may be dropped or split up. New faces may come in.
It all depends on who become the new coaching and training chairman and the national coaching director and what direction they intend to take under the leadership of new Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Tengku Tan Sri Mahaleel Tengku Ariff.
Even national chief coach Tan Kim Her’s position is shaky as none of his three pairs – Koo Kien Keat-Tan Boon Heong, Lim Khim Wah-Goh V Shem and Hoon Thien How-Tan Wee Kiong – made any breakthroughs.
If Kim Her, however, is given another chance to continue, he will have three big challenges in his hands.