PETALING JAYA: Good news await Darren Chan, Sanjay Jeeva and C. Ameeshenraj as Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) plan to announce new recruits for this year.
The trio have done well in the past years to prove that they are worthy to be part of the national team.
SRAM director Major (rtd) S. Maniam said they would hold a discussion with the National Sports Council (NSC) in March to promote the players into the programme.
The current national team consist of Ng Eain Yow, Ivan Yuen, Mohd Syafiq Kamal and Addeen Idrakie.
“Darren, Sanjay and Ameeshenraj have shown potential and we would like to bring them into our programme soon, ” said Maniam.
Darren and Sanjay have produced some promising results when they were based in Australia and the United States respectively while Ameeshenraj is a bright talent from Negri Sembilan.
Also set to get a big break is recently turned professional player Aira Azman from Kedah.
The 16-year-old Aira, who is currently in the back-up squad, may get a place in the Podium Programme if she keeps showing progress. The others in the programme are Aira’s sister Aifa, Low Wee Wern, S. Sivasangari and Rachel Arnold.
“Aira has the potential and we will continue to observe her performance in training and tournaments this year, ” added Maniam.
All tournaments currently are on hold due to the movement control order.
Once SRAM get the green light from the government, they will reschedule three Professional Squash Association tournaments in Kuala Lumpur.