KUALA LUMPUR: One can take Morten Frost out of badminton, but not the sport out of him.
The 60-year-old Dane, who quit the BA of Malaysia (BAM) last year, made a comeback, this time as a match commentator.
The ex-BAM technical director, when contacted in Birmingham, said he doesn’t believe in retirement, not anytime soon at least.
“I do not believe in retirement, perhaps a gradual one. I believe it’s important to stay active.
“I had a good break, and am now fully recharged,” said Frost, who got things rolling at the recent All England, alongside seasoned commentator and former England player Gillian Clark.
Frost said he is currently contracted to Infront, the company in charge of worldwide badminton broadcast.
“It has always been hanging in the air, that I could return to commentary, because it suits me very well.
“My first assignment is here in Birmingham, before I travel to New Zealand or Australia, and then the Thomas and Uber Cup in Bangkok.”
Frost previously had a short commentating stint, before returning to Kuala Lumpur to take up the technical director’s role in 2015. It was his second stint in Malaysia, since the late 1990s.
After a string of poor performances and an internal fallout, Frost quit the BAM last September, citing personal reasons.
Some of his impressive contributions to Malaysia include the country’s biggest Olympic medal haul, in 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, where badminton delivered three silver medals through Lee Chong Wei (men’s singles), Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong (men’s doubles) and Chan Peng Soon-Goh Liu Ying (mixed doubles).