Having opted for their “own” pair over the doubles pair of Gan Teik Chai/Tan Bjn Shen, the Badminton Association of Malaysia suffered a slap on their face following the decision of Mohd Zakry Abdul Latif and Mohd Fairuzzizuan Mohd Tazari to quit the stable of the national body.

It what’s poetic justice, the BAM pair of Zakry and Hoon Thien How lost in the second round at the World Championships at Wembley Arena, having been entered by BAM despite the independent pair of Gan/ Tan qualifying on merit.

The decision by the duo to quit must seriously Neva blow to BAM who have attributed the lack of suitable sparring partners for the decline of standards of top doubles pair of Koo Kien Keat/ Tan Boon Heong who lost at the last eight stage at the World Champs.

But reading the BERNAMA story one cannot help wonder if BAM realize the story of the sinking ship…