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Tuesday January 14, 2014 MYT 6:44:00 PM
Tuesday January 14, 2014 MYT 6:45:36 PM
by s. ramaguru
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) Umpires Committee will investigate how A. Kannagi was allowed to officiate the Division Two match between KLSS Juniors-MSSWP and Permatang Juniors in the MHC-Milo-NSC Malaysia Junior Hockey League on Sunday.
Kannagi was registered as an assistant coach with the KLSS Juniors-MSSWP team and teaches at the KLSS.
For now, Kannagi will be left out of the duty roster for the MJHL this weekend.
Kannagi is said to have written to the technical committee stating that she had quit as the KLSS team official and wanted to officiate in the league.
Technical committee chairman S. Sathish Kumar confirmed on Monday that they received her letter on Friday.
He, however, does not know how she was given that particular match to officiate.
MHC umpires committee secretary Ravinderpal Singh, who is also the umpires manager for the MJHL, said they would conduct a probe to ensure that there is no foul play in her appointment.
“We only realised this (her involvement with the team) after it was highlighted by the press. We had no inkling that she was a registered official with the team,” he said.
“The umpires committee view this matter with grave concern. She should not have blown for that particular game at all.
“We have decided to leave her out of the duty roster until our investigations are completed.”
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