PETALING JAYA: Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) has given an assurance that all will go smoothly during the CIMB Kuala Lumpur Squash Open next month, despite the departure of acting secretary Ahmad Rizal Che Din.
SRAM president Datuk A. Sani Karim said there were others who could take over and see to the running of the tournament.
“We have been organising this tournament for a number of years. We have people in place to make sure everything runs smoothly next month. There will not be any problems,” he said.
Ahmad Rizal had been expected to fill the SRAM secretary's position left vacant after Wong Ah Jit quit in November last year. Ah Jit also relinquished his position as executive director of SRAM.
Ahmad Rizal was also the National Sports Council's (NSC) core sports manager coaching and technical development for squash until Feb 15 but decided to go back to the corporate sector.
“Ahmad Rizal had a three-month contract with SRAM which started on Nov 5 and ended on Jan 31. He did not resign. Ahmad Rizal wanted to go back to the corporate sector, so we did not seek to extend his contract.
“We are still looking for the right candidate to fill in the secretary's position. It's an honorary position and we hope to find someone by the end of March.
The KL Open will be the first professional tournament in the country this year and will be held from March 13-17. All the top women players in the world will be taking part.