KUALA LUMPUR — Sept. 18, 2017: The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) has accepted the resignation of technical director Morten Frost Hansen.
The consensus was reached during the coaching and training committee meeting today chaired by BAM president Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria.
The association received a six-month resignation notice from the four-time All England champion on September 11, citing personal reasons.
“BAM will meet and talk to him tomorrow to ensure it all ends well without any misunderstanding. We wish him all the best for his future endeavours, and we thank him for his service throughout his time here with BAM.
“He resigned on his own will… there was no pressure from BAM, so we have to continue our struggle as well. For now, BAM has no plans to replace Frost,” said Norza.
Following the resignation of Frost, his duties will be handled by head coaches Datuk Misbun Sidek (men’s singles), Cheah Soon Kit (men’s doubles), Tey Seu Bock (women’s singles), Wong Pei Ty (women’s doubles) and Chin Eei Hui (mixed doubles).
Frost became the technical director of BAM in February 2015, signing a contract with the National Sports Council until December 31, 2020. He was BAM coaching director from 1997 to 2000.