Badminton World Federation is expected to bring some change or updation in rules of the game. If it does come, then it will come into play from December. On Saturday, the BWF council is going to meet in Bangkok for the world governing body’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will coincide with the Uber and Thomas Cup Finals this year.
As reported by New Staits Times, a source close to BWF, it will be upto 189 delegates to decide anything further as nothing has been cast in stone for now.
Among the proposed changes, one of them is 11-point best of five games scoring system. Number 1 shuttler Lee Chong Wei supported this new format which will replace the current format of 21-point best of three games.
Other proposed changes are such as reduction of in-court changing and the introduction of time-outs in order to prevent time wasting tactics by players or coaches.
BWF president, Poul-Erik Hoyer, had in an earlier statement said: “This will be a significant meeting with important matters to be decided. The aim of these proposals is to make badminton more exciting by creating more peaks in matches.”
The delegates will also take a call on new service rule, which indicates an approved height in order to improve the consistency of service judging.