The sport’s governing physique, below president Poul Erik Hoyer Larsen, had floated the thought in 2014 for the primary time but it surely did not obtain the help.
The 11×5 system, which was criticised by gamers and coaches alike, could not collect sufficient votes in final 12 months’s AGM.
This time, a joint proposal to “amend the Legal guidelines of Badminton regarding the Scoring System” got here from Badminton Indonesia and Badminton Maldives, and was seconded by Badminton Asia, and associations from Korea and Chinese language Taipei.
“One of many key matters that will probably be voted on by the Membership is the proposal … to amend the Legal guidelines of Badminton regarding the Scoring System,” BWF mentioned on Tuesday.
“BWF Council determined to specific its help for this proposal because it aligns with the goals of the BWF Strategic Plan 2020-2024….”
In keeping with the BWF strategic plan, it desires to “embody new and modern parts of the sport to make sure this continues to evolve over time and excite, have interaction and improve world fan base by way of inspirational performances at world-class occasions.”
Throughout the assembly, “associated adjustments concerning change of ends and steady play” may even be motioned.
Nevertheless, BWF made it clear that it “to not be launched till after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Video games.”
India chief nationwide coach Pullela Gopichand and former coach and present director on the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA) Vimal Kumar have been in favour of the present 21×3 system which requires a participant to win a minimal of 42 factors.
The BWF council, nevertheless, had articulated the proposal for a brand new scoring system in March 2014 as “it was felt that matches had been getting longer, whereas the shuttle was in play for a lot shorter intervals than earlier.”