KUALA LUMPUR: The smiles are back on the faces of the squash players as they can now look forward to playing competitively again.
The Ohana National League in September will be their first tournament since the movement control order was imposed on March 18.
The national team began their full-time training on Thursday after all 33 players and eight coaches tested negative for Covid-19.
The Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia director S. Maniam (pic) was happy to see the National Squash Centre in Bukit Jalil coming back to life again.
“The training is now in full swing. We are also relieved that all players are in good health, ” said Maniam.
“We hope to resume the league in September which was halted halfway. We also hope to organise the national championships in October which will be a good preparation ahead of two major tournaments this year, ” he added.
Malaysia will host the men’s and women’s Asian Team Championships in November and the women’s World Team Championships from Dec 15-20.
“Also in the pipeline is the CIMB junior carnival in December as part of our preparations for the British Junior Open in Birmingham from Jan 2-6.”
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