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BWF to decide on new scoring system

IANS  |  Beijing 

The future of and the prospect of change will be in focus at the World Federation's meeting in this weekend.

Delegates from the international federation's 189 member associations will gather in Thailand's capital on May 18 on the eve of the Thomas & Cup Finals. As has been widely publicised, the Council will propose a number of rule changes, reports

The sport's governing body will be seeking a mandate from its membership to amend the laws of the game.

Among the new proposals is an enhanced scoring system (based on five sets to 11), a reduction in on-court coaching, introducing time-outs for players and a with a fixed height for serves to improve the quality and consistency of service judging.

The following day, the theme of change will again be centre of the meeting as delegates vote on the Council's proposals.

"This will be a very significant meeting with important matters to be decided. The overall aim of these proposals is to make more exciting by creating more peaks in matches," BWF said.

"We want to increase the entertainment value for fans, while also shortening the length of matches. Time-outs will be a new feature and will mean players will have to rely on their own instincts and ideas more, rather than getting as much coaching as they do now."

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First Published: Thu, May 17 2018. 18:32 IST
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