Badminton: Taskforce set up to review dismal performances by Singapore shuttlers

The Singapore Badminton Association (SBA) will soon assemble a taskforce chaired by the association's chief Lee Yi Shyan to come up with recommendations to help give the sport a lift in terms of high performance.

"We're in the process of forming a taskforce to look at various aspects of the national team's training methodology," said Mr Lee, who is also Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and National Development.

The taskforce will include members from outside of the SBA, such as coaches and former executive committee members of the association. It is expected to come up with recommendations for the SBA within the next two months.

This comes after Mr Lee called for a review of the sport, following local shuttlers' dismal performance at the Li-Ning Singapore Open last month. No Singaporean shuttler progressed to the quarter-final stage, the Republic's worst showing since at least the 2006 edition.