KUALA LUMPUR: BA of Malaysia (BAM) president Datuk Seri Norza Zakaria is losing his patience with women's doubles Vivian Hoo-Woon Khe Wei.
Following the Kuala Lumpur Sea Games in August, Vivian-Khe Wei have failed to make it past the second round in all their tournaments.
At the ongoing Hong Kong Open in Kowloon, the 2013 Sea Games champions were sent packing in the second round.
However, a move to split the pair is highly unlikely, as the national team are still dependent on their ranking points, especially for next year's Uber Cup Finals in Bangkok.
Norza, who is also the Coaching and Training (C&T) committee chairman, said: "I have sent Datuk Ng Chin Chai (BAM secretary general) to Hong Kong to speak to the coaches. I will be meeting him early next week to discuss about his findings and our way forward, especially in regard to Vivian-Khe Wei.
"We also have to think carefully in view of the Thomas and Uber qualifying requirements.
"The thing is, the two have not stepped up."
Vivian-Khe Wei's best achievement this year was when they came out tops at the New Zealand Open, just before the KL Sea Games.
Meanwhile, in the Hong Kong Open quarter-finals, former World No 1 Lee Chong Wei was taking on sixth seed Shi Yuqi of China in a late match last night.