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Sports associations urge age limit consideration after Sukma postponement

National sports associations (NSA) generally agreed with the decision to cancel and postpone the 20th Malaysian Games (Sukma) and Para Sukma events till 2022, but are concerned over several aspects, such as the age limit.

The Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU) president Shahrul Zaman Yahya said the decision made by the Sukma Supreme Committee yesterday (to postpone the game) is wise, following the recent spike in Covid-19 cases in the country.

“MRU supports the decision, (because) at the end of the day, the welfare of the players is the most important factor. We know how athletes will feel, they may be sad after training so hard for a few years, but to continue the Games in this situation will be a huge risk...

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