Wednesday, 4 June 2014 | MYT 6:58 PM
NSC ready to cut Sukma events
KANGAR: The National Sports Council (NSC) are prepared to drop sports which fail to abide by the rules from future Malaysia Games (Sukma).
While largely praising the organisers of the Perlis Sukma, NSC director general Datuk Seri Zolkples Embong, who was also the chairman of the discipline and appeals committee, said that NSC had warned sports association to abide by the Sukma rules or face expulsion.
“There were complaints in silat but they still have not adhered to our rules in utilising video replays ... even after we insisted on them doing so,” said Zolkples.
“Karate, wushu and taekwondo have all introduced video replays and it has made the sport much better in terms of judging.”
“Their reason (for not introducing video replay) is that the international body and even Indonesia are not doing so.
“But why must we follow them? Let’s show them that we can be better.”
Zolkples also claimed that there were protests by certain states but the appeals committee had no access to video replays “which could have helped resolve the issues”.
“We constantly reminded the sport associations to be aware. If the sports become burdened with issues, it affects their standing in Sukma,” said Zolkples, who otherwise hailed the 17th edition of the Games as “one of the best, if not the best” in terms of lodging, transportation, food and beverage and venues like BMX in Sg Batu Pahat.
“There are a few sports that we are keeping track of ... if they don’t find a way to settle it, then they will be omitted from Sukma. Then they can have their own competition and do as they like.”