sports ministry plans to re-establish sepak takraw as a grassroots sport, says sports minister | Sports

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Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican said the reinstatement of sepak takraw on the country’s fundamental sports list will be seriously considered. – Photo by Bernama

KUALA LUMPUR, September 18 – The reinstatement of sepak takraw on the country’s basic sports list will be seriously considered, said Minister of Youth and Sports Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican.

He said sepak takraw’s national team’s golden victory at the 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia was one of the factors that bolstered his claim to be re-listed.

“I don’t have any details on why the sport was taken off the list in 2017, along with weightlifting and taekwondo. The matter (consideration) will be discussed jointly by the ministry, the Malaysian Sepak Takraw Association (PSM) and the National Sports Council (NSC), ”he told a press conference after officiating the League. Sepak Takraw 2020 (STL) at Titiwangsa Stadium here. today.

Earlier, PSM President Datuk Seri Ahmad Ismail said in his speech that efforts to empower sport at the local level could only be successfully implemented if sepak takraw was back on the core sports list. from the country.

The NSC removed sepak takraw, weightlifting and taekwondo from the country’s list of grassroots sports in 2017 due to their poor performance as well as their inability to show any improvement since 2007. – Bernama

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