Business of Sports: Malaysia digs in for a long innings

Business of Sports: Malaysia digs in for a long innings. [Newspaper] (2019)


Every four years, they roll around like the Olympics. And every four years, we wonder — not if Malaysia can land an elusive gold but, in the case of the football, cricket and rugby World Cups, if we will ever even be there.

Malaysia’s absence from the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup in the UK is no shock or horror — the country has never come near to qualifying in the tournament’s 12 editions so far. Cricket is not a major sport here and, anyway, how to play in the afternoon downpour? Some still ask.

But if that is barking up the wrong rain tree (as we will see), it is the presence of another former associate member that makes people question Malaysia’s progress. For it was the early 1990s when then Malaysia Cricket Association (MCA) president Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja’afar suggested we should aim for test status by 2020. In Afghanistan, the Russians had just left and the Taliban were warming up.

Item Type: Newspaper
Keywords: Sports Management, Cricket, Sports Development
Taxonomy: By Subject > Sports Science & Recreation > Sports Management
By Subject > Sports Science & Recreation > Sports Science
Local Content Hub: Subjects > Sports Science & Recreation
Depositing User: Mohd Aizat Abd Halim (Seremban)
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2021 23:39
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 23:39
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