KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 14 (Bernama) -- The Badminton World Federation (BWF) Council is proposing a few initiatives during its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in May to ensure the sport remains competitive in the cutting-edge sports-entertainment industry.
Among the initiatives set to be discussed during the meeting which would be held in Bangkok, Thailand are to enhance the scoring system of five to 11 points, a reduction in on-court coaching and also a service-law change to introduce a fixed height for serves during the match in any tournament.
BWF President, Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen stressed that it is important for the world governing body not to rest on its laurels on its current initiatives but move forward by making further improvement in the sports.
"Our aim is to enhance and enrich our sport with wide-ranging initiatives that will realise badminton's vast global potential; taking it to unprecedented heights in all spheres," he was quoted in the statement issued by the BWF, today.
"We must continue attracting and exciting the fans - fans who have countless, amazing choices in a competitive global sports market," added the Danish badminton legend.....