Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Though many in MHF are just warming their chairs, recently appointed General Manager Maniderjit Singh has been making an effort to ensure that the new look league goes on without hitches.

Unlike some of his bosses, Mike takes the trouble to seek views from various quarters on how to improve the league and is already penning notes into his little book on areas that need improvement.

The list maybe long, but trust Mike to ensure that all areas of concern will be looked at and I do hope he takes up the suggestion of NST Journalist Jugjet Singh and Sapura coach S. Prakash on having an open session or dialogue on how to improve the league.

I am told that through the efforts of Mike, sponsorship of two Modenas motorcycles has been obtained as prizes for lucky draw for the fans, either for the semis or finals scheduled for Feb 12.

Ad for those who might have missed out on the fixtures or got the wrong info, I have taken the liberty to publish the correct fixtures issued by the MHF secretariat. And kudos to them for arranging a Press Conference of all four semifinalists on Thursday to make the media job a little bit easier and to give due publicity to the sponsors.

Perhaps it is not asking too much if Mike can ensure that there is internet coverage at Tun Razak for the semis and finals.

And while he is doing that, perhaps he could also tell the Astro guys that this is the MHL, Malaysian Hockey League and not the MLH, which is Major League Hockey and also that Tengku Abdullh Sultan Ahmad Shah is President of MHF and not MHL. (Note: the error about Tengku Abdullah was in the KLHC/TNB match in Malacca while the MLH was before the start of the first match live last Sunday)

Please note that the semi finals are scheduled for 1630 and 1830 and not as reported in some major dailies over the past two days.

The fixtures areas follows and all matches are at Stadium Tun Razak Jalan Duta.

Friday, Feb 5, 2010 1630 - KLHC v Sapura 1830 - TNB v Maybank Saturday, Feb 6, 2010 1630 - Maybank v TNB 1830 - Sapura v KLHC (Both matches on Saturday are live over Astro)