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The selection trial that begin yesterday saw at least 55 players from various states including current players from Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) competing in Juara Stadium, Bukit Kiara. This selection is an annual program conducted by BAM to give an opportunity to state and club players to exhibit their talents and at the same time, to practice fairness among all players.

The selection that comprises all categories except for mixed doubles saw BAM coaches present to observe and evaluate these players. Boys’ doubles had the most number of participants with 14 pairs, followed by 12 boys’ singles, 6 girls’ doubles and 4 girls’ singles.

BAM’s technical director, Morten Frost stressed that winning in the selection does not give a confirmation that the player has been selected.

There are many areas for me to go through before I make the decision of selecting players and as I have mentioned earlier, this is just part of the whole selection. We have to evaluate them through the tournaments they have competed, their achievements, skills and also their attitude. Furthermore, for players who do not get selected, it does not mean that they will never get the chance of representing the country anymore because we will still continue to monitor players once the tournaments kick off in 2016,” said Morten in Juara Stadium.

Although joining the national team is good news for those players who are selected, it also means that they have now been given a bigger responsibility and that requires hard work and discipline. The selection which ends tomorrow hopes to rope in talented and potential players who are willing to give their best to make the country proud.