M-LEAGUE MAY HIT A SNAG BECAUSE OF COVID-19 SURGE

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JOHOR BAHRU, 21 July – The recent surge in Covid-19 cases is a cause for concern and the Ministry of Youth and Sports has taken it seriously which may delay the resumption of the Malaysian League (M-League).
Deputy Youth and Sports Minister, Senator Wan Ahmad Fahysal Wan Ahmad Kamal said several other matters will also come under scrutiny at the meeting to be held soon.
The M-League is scheduled to resume on Aug 26 after the authorities gave the green light for contact training since July 15.
Wan Fahysal was speaking at a press conference at Arena Emas in Taman Impian Emas on the outskirts of Johor Bahru – one of the several venues for the postponed Sukma Johor 2020 which will now be held in March next year.
“The recent surge in positive Covid-19 cases is a cause for concern. With this in mind, KBS (Youth and Sports Ministry) will hold a meeting soon to decide on several matters as this trend of positive cases could have dire consequences,” said Wan Fahsyal.
Recently the Malaysian Football League (MFL) announced that the M-League will resume on Aug 26.
Teams have been in contact training since July 15 after getting the green light from the authorities – the Health Ministry and the National Security Council (NSC).
Contact training is under strict Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) and matches will have to be played in empty stadiums.
The M-League was suspended on March 16 – two days before the federal government implemented the Movement Control Order (MCO) to contain the spread of the deadly virus.
Today (July 21) 15 new positive Covid-19 cases were reported.

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