Squash game postponed but funds raised handed to NGOs to feed the poor

(From third right) Fernandes and Kalimullah at the cheque presentation ceremony with representatives of the five NGOs. — AZMAN GHANI/The Star

THE much-anticipated squash match between AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and businessman Tan Sri Mohamad Salim Fateh Din has not taken place due to the conditional movement control order. But they are handing over the RM750,000 raised to five non-governmental organisations first so it can be used to help the urban poor affected by the pandemic.

An initiative by ECM Libra Foundation, the charity match known as Battle of the Bulge — so named after the players’ ample physiques — was originally scheduled for Oct 18 at Nicol David Arena in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur but was postponed to Dec 4. The event, which would be carried out without the presence of spectators, was to be telecast and streamed live via Astro Arena and Facebook.

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