PETALING JAYA: It’s back to the guessing game. Can the Malaysian Hockey League (MHL) be held as early as next month?
That’s the hope of many in the fraternity but a decision would only be made after the government announces its next measures, with the pandemic on the rise.
The movement control order (MCO) has been extended again, this time until Feb 18.
With the Asian Champions Trophy postponed to November, there is a window to hold the MHL competition in March but the Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) said it was subject to the government’s approval.
MHC competitions committee chairman Datuk Seri Anil Jeet Singh said they would have a meeting this weekend to decide on when to hold the competition.
In a press conference last month, he said they were planning to hold the tournament either in July or August but there is a possibility that it could be held earlier.
“We’ll have a meeting after the government’s announcement this Thursday. If sports competitions are given the green light, then we will decide on the next step. We’ll wait and see if we are sanctioned to hold competitions, ” he said.
“It’s not just hockey, but football is also waiting to see what the authorities have to say. We will have an online meeting this weekend, and discuss what should be done after the decision on Thursday.”