Monday, February 1, 2010


Johor Hockey Association has decided not to host the Tun Razak Cup this year. The decision comes about following the demise of Sultan of Johor on January 23.

The President of JHA, Tengku Abdul Majid Sultan Iskandar, confirmed the decision when contacted today.

"It is not proper for Johor to play host and I have asked the JHA Secretary to notify MHF on this matter," said Tengku Majid.

"However if MHF are agreeable to move the dates to the later part of the year, we should be able to host it."

The Razak Cup was scheduled to be held in Johor Baru from March 24 to March 31 and MHF will now look for an alternative host or organise it themselves in Kuala Lumpur on the scheduled dates.

The competition this year will see the inclusion of a new rule, that each team are required to register 4 Under 21 players of which two must play at any given time.

The second pitch in Taman Daya which was constructed for the Junior World Cup also has had it's fair share of problems as the cables were stolen and thus the lighting system as well as watering the pitch cannot be carried out.

However the JHA are aware of the issue and had sought the assistance of JKR to look into the matter.