Thursday January 17, 2013
Nadzmi decides to contest for BWF presidentís post
Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) president Datuk Seri Nadzmi Mohd Salleh has decided to contest for the top post in the world body.
The 60-year-old announced his decision to go for the Badminton World Federation (BWF) presidentís post after chairing the BAMís exco meeting at Stadium Putra in Bukit Jalil yesterday.
His decision comes just two days after China head coach Li Yongbo openly declared his support for him.
ďA few BWF members have also approached me. I was asked by the BAM council to stand for the election. After assessing all these, today Iíve decided to go for it with the full backing of the exco,Ē said Nadzmi.
The post is open for contest after South Korean Kang Young-joong decided not to seek re-election.
The BWFís Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place during the Sudirman Cup here in May.
Besides Nadzmi, Indonesiaís Justian Suhandinata has also announced his interest to contest for the post.
He is the owner of Tangkas Badminton Club who, under his leadership, have produced players like Icuk Sugiarto, Ricky Subagja and Rexy Mainaky.
If Nadzmi wins, heíll be the first Malaysian to hold the post of BWF president.
While Nadzmi goes for the BWF top post after heading the local body for 10 years, the fight for the BAM presidentís post is likely to be between his two deputies Ė Tengku Kamil Tengku Ismail and Datuk Al-Amin Majid.
The BAM election is in June.