The MHF Competitions Committee met for the first time last Saturday, the first committee to do so after the MHF elections on October 31 and Management Committee meeting that was held on November 27, where the media were not invited.
But the Committee, which was left out of the planning for the MHL. made a serious blunder in deciding the composition of members for the committee, which was limited to eight, in line with the constitutional changes.
The states picked as members of the committee were Penang, Kedah, Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Pahang, Negeri Sembilan with the other two spots being shared by ATM/PDRM as well as Sabah/Sarawak on rotation.
Picking states such as Johor and Pahang is downright ridiculous as they do not hold domestic leagues and those spots rightfully should be going to Malacca and Selangor.
But the calendar for the year 2011 is what is most baffling as MHF does not care for those who will be in SPM/PMR examinations, having slotted the Under 21 and Razak Cup in September. And that too within a week of each other.
From what this blog gathered, the following are the dates and venues of the domestic tournaments for 2011.
Under 16 - 11 to 21 March 2011 - Kuala Lumpur
Under 21 - 4 to 11 September 2011 - Malacca
Razak Cup - 18-25 September 2011 - Kuantan
Under 14 - 20-27 November 2011 - Terengganu
Veterans - 1-4 December - Kedah