The Hockey Confederation of Malaysia (MHC) today held the Eighth Executive Board Meeting and several resolutions were agreed in the meeting. Among the main decisions is the cancellation of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2021 which is scheduled to take place in Ipoh Perak.
MHC President, Dato ‘Sri Subahan Kamal together with the Deputy President, Prof. Dato ’Dr. S. Shamala is also the President of the Perak Hockey Association, Tuan Haji Mohd Sayuti Abdul Samat has officially announced the matter through a press conference conducted through an online application (ZOOM).
The cancellation of the tournament had to be done after taking into account the situation of Covid-19 Pandemic which showed no signs of recovery in the near future and the decision was also approved by His Majesty the Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah.
The tournament is however planned to be held next year (2022) in April. However, if the situation changes and MHC has the opportunity to host the tournament this year, Dato ‘Sri Subahan Kamal explained that December 2021 may be chosen as the date for the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2021.
In the meantime, the MHC Executive Board Meeting today has also agreed to introduce new additional conditions for players wishing to apply for a Certificate of No Objection (NOC) if they intend to play in a league or tournament abroad.
The new ruling sees any player wishing to apply for the NOC having to go through their respective State Hockey Associations and the State Associations will send an official application to MHC. The purpose of this condition was introduced is to ensure the welfare of players who travel outside is taken care of and they are not used by any third party who is trying to make a profit.
Among the other decisions reached in the Executive Board Meeting was the Treasurer of MHC, En. S. Selvendran has presented for the payment of winnings of the TNB Malaysia Hockey League Championship 2021, and the matter has been agreed where on Monday (10. May. 2021) MHC will start the payment process to the relevant parties.