“No point changing it now” – BAM calls for 21-point system to be retained

The Badminton Association of Malaysia’s (BAM) vice president, Mohamad Norza Zakaria wants the usage of the 21-point system to be continued.

He felt that the current system is more balanced and Malaysia is well attuned to it, as compared to the 11-point system that will be introduced by the Badminton World Federation (BWF).

“Personally, the current scoring system should be maintained because it revolves around the physical and mental strength of a player, while pushing them to the limit in terms of stamina,” he said, as quoted by Harian Metro.

According to Mohamad Norza, if BWF wants to include Malaysia in the decision-making process, he’ll raise the matter during BAM’s committee meeting.

The Celcom Axiata Malaysia International Youth U19 2016 in Kuala Terengganu will be used as a field test for the 11-point system.

For the record, the current 21-point scoring system was being practiced since 2006, four years after the world badminton governing body introduced a best of five sets 7-point system.

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