Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi kabaddi court needs roof and foam mats

Kabaddi players currently can only conduct light training at the new kabaddi court in Sepang.

THE floor of a new kabaddi court in Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi in Sepang, Selangor, is unsuitable for the combative sport.

Sepang District Kabaddi Association chairman E. Mehanathan said the present flooring exposed players to greater risk of bruises and injuries in the event of a fall.

As such, he said the players were only using the court for light training.

“Kabaddi players in Sepang are using available school or public fields for proper training.

“We were not consulted on the court specification.

“Foam mats are ideal for kabaddi courts, as they can absorb the impact during a fall,” he added.

However, Mehanathan said since the court was built without a roof, the use of foam mats would not be advisable as it would wear out quickly.

“We have to instal a roof before replacing the floor,” he said.

It was learnt that the Sepang Municipal Council (MPSepang) spent RM223,000 to build the 14m x 16m kabaddi court and an adjacent playground in an open area in Jalan ST 1b/8 last year.

The project, which started on May 26, was completed on Oct 12.

It was built to replace a kabaddi court with clay floor in Jalan ST 1/2 that was converted into a skatepark in 2018.

Mehanathan said the association was raising funds to replace the floor.

“It is estimated that the foam mats will cost about RM9,000. We have collected RM2,000 so far.

“We have also written to MPSepang to request for a roof over the court,” he said.

MPSepang, however, declined to comment on this at press time.

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