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Frost is consultant coach for PPBA

“I am very excited to come to the PPBA, a very successful academy started by my friend Prakash,” a press release quoted Frost as saying.

Badminton legend Morten Frost was on Monday announced as a consultant coach for junior players at the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy (PPBA), Bengaluru. The stint is a private arrangement between Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ), PPBA and Frost.

The Dane, a former World No. 1 and four-time All England champion, will have his first brush with the country’s players at the Senior National badminton championships, currently underway in Guwahati, from Wednesday.

Over the course of the next year, the 60-year-old will visit the Padukone-Dravid Centre for Sports Excellence, which houses PPBA, for a total of 90 days spread over four trips.

“I am very excited to come to the PPBA, a very successful academy started by my friend Prakash,” a press release quoted Frost as saying.

“India is doing so well in badminton in the last decade with players like Saina, Sindhu and Srikanth excelling. I am delighted to get an opportunity to contribute to the next generation of young badminton talent,” he said.

“Besides coaching the players, Morten will also help implement a robust coaches development plan,” said Padukone, who founded the PPBA almost 25 years ago.

“Morten has tremendous experience as a player, coach and technical director. He has seen badminton over the years when we were playing and he is also very much in touch with the latest developments in world badminton. His experience, insight and technical know-how will be invaluable for us.”

As the chief coach of the Denmark team, Frost helped his country win more than 20 major international titles including the men’s singles Olympic Gold medal in 1996 (Poul-Erik Hoyer Larsen).

He was the technical director of the Badminton Association of Malaysia from 2015 to 2017.

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