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Badminton’s scoring system remains unchanged with best-of-five proposal rejected in BWF’s AGM-Sports News , Happy Easterday

Badminton’s scoring system stays unchanged with best-of-five proposal rejected in BWF’s AGM-Sports activities Information , Completely happy Easterday

The 11×5 system, which was criticised by gamers and coaches alike, could not collect sufficient votes in final 12 months’s AGM too.

Kuala Lumpur: Badminton’s scoring system stays unchanged as an try to interchange the prevailing three-game format of 21 factors every with a best-of-five of 11 factors on Saturday did not get the required two-thirds majority through the Annual Normal Assembly of the game’s international physique.

The Badminton World Federation (BWF) member nations voted on the proposal to amend the legal guidelines of the game regarding the scoring system through the physique’s 82nd AGM that was held nearly.

The proposal put ahead by the Indonesian Badminton Affiliation and the Badminton Affiliation of Maldives, and seconded by Badminton Asia, Badminton Korea Affiliation and Chinese language Taipei Badminton Affiliation, acquired 66.31 per cent for and 33.69 per cent in opposition to, falling simply in need of the two-thirds majority required.

A complete of 282 votes have been solid.

BWF President Poul-Erik Hoyer thanked the members for his or her participation on this essential determination.

“Our Membership has spoken, and regardless of the very small margin wherein the two-thirds majority was not reached, the BWF respects the result to retain the three video games to 21 factors scoring system,” Hoyer mentioned in a launch issued by the sport’s apex physique.

“It’s now the second time such a proposal has not been authorised, however I see the unbelievable participation of the Membership and the choice reached in the present day as a sign that the badminton group could be very a lot engaged in the very best pursuits of the game throughout these troublesome and difficult instances.

“So, for that, I thank everybody for his or her position on this course of.”

The sport’s governing physique, beneath president Hoyer, had floated the thought in 2014 for the primary time however it did not obtain the assist.

The 11×5 system, which was criticised by gamers and coaches alike, could not collect sufficient votes in final 12 months’s AGM too.

“Whereas the proposed scoring system change has been a part of my imaginative and prescient to make badminton extra thrilling and to extend the leisure worth for stakeholders and followers, this won’t deter us from persevering with our efforts to extend excellence in badminton for all involved in step with our Strategic Plan 2020-2024,” Hoyer mentioned.

In line with the BWF strategic plan, it needs to “embody new and modern parts of the sport to make sure this continues to evolve over time and excite, interact and improve international fan base via inspirational performances at world-class occasions.”


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Updated: May 23, 2021 — 12:38 am

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