The Badminton World Federation (BWF) will put forth a proposal to alter the badminton scoring system to best-of-five video games of 11 factors every from the present best-of-three video games of 21 factors at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 22. Several proposals from member associations can be mentioned through the AGM, most notably a proposal from Badminton Indonesia and Badminton Maldives, seconded by Badminton Asia, to amend the “Laws of Badminton relating to the Scoring System”, the BWF stated.
The world governing physique for the game added that the BWF Council had taken ahead the proposal and the voting will happen in May, Xinhua information company reported.
BWF president Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen stated he welcomed the proposal. “The proposed scoring- system change is a part of my imaginative and prescient to make badminton extra thrilling and to enhance the leisure worth for stakeholders and followers.
“The final time this matter was tabled, it did resonate with a big part of our membership with a slender verdict met. We concede the timing was not proper again then however I’m happy to see this being pushed by the membership as soon as extra,” he stated.
BWF has beforehand put ahead the proposal to make the game extra enticing to the viewers and cut back the size of matches. But the proposal was turned down.
Larsen stated the proposal, if adopted this time, will come into drive after the Tokyo Olympics. “This (system) is proposed to be launched after the (2021) Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. So, I’m assured it is a extra beneficial time to impact the change,” he stated.
The AGM may also elect the BWF president, deputy president, and vice-president (Para Badminton). Elections can be performed nearly.