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Treasurer’s decision to quit raises question of IKF legitimacy

The treasurer of the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) has quit the organisation, claiming that he had been kept in the dark on all financial matters since his election. The shock decision by Ashok Kumar Das of the United Kingdom, comes just days after the IKF issued notice of their impending General Meeting to be held in Dubai on June 29. Ashok is also the President & Founder England Kabaddi Association as well as the President of the European Kabaddi Federation and the Western Kabaddi. In his resignation letter dated 14th…

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Malaysia all out

The Malaysian women have ended their campaign at the 2018 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup as the wooden-spoonist. Going up against top cricketing nations, the team were battered by their opponents in all their five games in the competition. Earlier today, the team lost by 70 runs to Bangladesh at the Royal Selangor Club here. Bangladesh, who qualified for their first final in the series, batted first and notched up 130 runs for the loss of four wickets. The chasing Malaysians, with Winifred Duraisingam hitting 17 runs off 35-balls, managed a…

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BAFFLING REAPPOINTMENT

“I would like to apologise to all Malaysians on behalf of BAM and the players. We have failed to achieve several targets on the international stage over the last three years and I am partly responsible for Malaysia’s failure”. That was not the quote from BAM president Dato’ Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria, who chose to step down as the Chairman of the Coaching and Training Committee (CTC) earlier today. The quote was actually from BAM secretary Datuk Ng Chin Chai on May 23, 2013, shortly after Malaysia’s failure to make…

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NO MONEY FOR THE WOMEN?

Chances are that a majority of you would not know who is Clayton Kershaw? How about Masahiro Tanaka? How about Jimmy Garoppolo? All three are in the top 100 of the latest Forbes world’s highest paid athletes. Names like Serena Williams, Sindhu Pusarla, Nicol David or even Danica Patrick or Ronda Rousey may sound familiar to many in this region. None of these female sports stars are in the top 100 of the list. This will be the first time first time since the list was released that there will…

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Eyes on the unseeded

All eyes will be on two unseeded player at the Malaysian Open badminton championships to be held at the Axiata Arena from June 26th-July 1. Defending champion Lin Dan and Japan’s Kento Momota are both unseeded but could well upstage their opponents for the crown. Lin Dan has been drawn in the top with two other former champions – local hero Lee Chong Wei and 2015 champion Chen Long. The trio are in the same half as top seeded Viktor Axelsson of Denmark in the USD700,000 tournament. Chong Wei hoping…

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PHILIPPINES WANTS 20 GOLD MEDALS IN ARNIS

The Philippines are hoping to have as many as 20 categories for the Arnis competition when they host the SEA Games in 2019. Arnis, a form of martial arts also known as Kali or Eskrima, is the national sport of the Philippines. This will only be the third time it would be competed at the biennial Games. It was introduced as a demonstration sport when the Philippines hosted the SEA Games in 1991. They clinched 10 gold medals and had it been included in the medal tally, the Philippines would…

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END OF THE ROAD FOR SUKIM?

The annual Malaysian Indian Games (SUKIM) has been postponed indefinitely. The Games to be hosted by Selangor was scheduled from 1-9 July at the Universiti Putra Malaysia. However, Malaysian Indian Sports and Cultural Foundation (MISCF) chairman Senator Datuk T. Mohan in a letter to all states has confirmed the deferment of the Games. No dates were mentioned in the letter, although it is widely expected to be held in either November or December. While he did not indicate why the change of date was necessary, it is believed that lack…

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BAM: Our financial situation manageable

The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) have responded to Buletin Sukan’s exclusive story with a press release and have claimed that the association’s financial situation was at manageable level. We are posting below the full press statement from issued though their media manager Falah Abdullah.   BAM’S RESPONSE TO BULETIN SUKAN’S ARTICLE “Exclusive: BAM’s increasing arrears and proposal to sell off former academy land” (published on 1 June 2018) Having received a proposal from an interested party to purchase the Taman Maluri property, the BAM Council have set-up a sub-Committee,…

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EXCLUSIVE: BAM’S INCREASING ARREARS AND PROPOSAL TO SELL OFF FORMER ACADEMY LAND

Saddled with increasing arrears amounting to millions of ringgit and mounting overheads, the Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) may be looking to sell off their property in Taman Maluri in Kuala Lumpur. The BAM Council had already approved the proposal to sell off the six-acre land that was given to them on lease by the government back in the 1990s. It was here that the BAM set up their first badminton academy with 10 courts in a joint venture with the Garden International School (GIS) and finance company MBf. The…

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SPORTS MINISTER IS MORE THAN A PERSONA

The position of Sports Minister has been vacant for the first time since our first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman held the portfolio in 1964. There has been numerous suggestions as to whom should be appointed as the new Sports Minister. Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) Youth leader Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Muar MP Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar are just some of the names being bandied around. The combination of sport and youth in the Ministry has been but a political tool in…

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