ISLAMABAD National Badminton coach Raziuddin Ahmad vowed to select the players on merit for the 11th South Asian Games 2010, scheduled to be taken place in Dhaka, Bangladesh from January 28 to February 7 next year. Raziuddin said in his statement here on Sunday that the national badminton training camp entered the final phase at Rodham Hall, Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad. We will categories the male and female outfits to take part in the singles and doubles discipline of the 11th South Asian Games 2010, he said. He said that merit would be his top priority to pick up the boys for eight-nation international competition. The selection will be made on the bases of their results of the matches. The boys and girls are fit and obtaining training with great interest, which is a positive sign towards success, he viewed. International coach said that the organising committee of the 11th South Asian Games had reduced the number of players from eight to six and it does not match as per requirement of the playing order in badminton. We have trained our players according to the playing order the game, he added. He requested secretary, Pakistan Badminton Federation (PBF), Aamir Hayat Khan Rokhri and the Pakistan Olympic Association (POA) to ask the Olympic Association of Bangladesh (OAB) to set eight players format in the upcoming international sports event of the region. In six-player format, one player will have to bear extra load of playing two matches single and double in a less the one hour rest. Newly introduce system may badly affect the performance of an individual player, he viewed. Razi said that the players were ready to meet any challenge. We will produce excellent results despite reducing the players from eight to six. The players are toiling hard in the camp. Wajid Ali Choudhary, Ahsan Qamar, Rizwan Azam, Umer Zeshan, Shabbar Hussain, Hashir Bashir, Kashif Sulehri, Imran Muhib, Ayesha Akram, Palwasha Bashir, Sara Khan, Aneeqa Rana, Uzma Butt, Khizra Rasheed and Sidra Hamid are in the camp, he concluded.