PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Hockey League (MHL) will be postponed to another date.
With the government’s decision to enforce the movement control order in Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, Labuan, Selangor, Penang, Melaka, Johor and Sabah to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisers will not be able to host the league that was supposed to be held from Jan 14-Feb 20 at the National Hockey Stadium in Bukit Jalil.
The government lockdown if for two weeks from Jan 13-26.
The Malaysian Hockey Conferation (MHC) are expected to announce the new dates soon.
Some of the teams have already asked their players to return to their respective states while the Education Ministry have barred their students from competing. Most of the teams have also stopped their training sessions.
The league was supposed to start under a shortened format with just one round played without spectators.
Those who were looking forward to playing in the men’s competition were defending champions Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), Sabah, Terengganu, Tenaga Nasional (TNB), TNB Thunderbolts, Maybank, Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) and Nur Insafi.
The women’s team are PKS Uniten-KPT, Blue Warriors, Mutiara Impian, Sabah, Young Tigress and UniKL Ladies.