Tuesday, July 03, 2007


The MHL-TNB League Technical Committee seems to have overstepped their boundries when they meted out three match suspensions to the coaches of E&Y and Sapura.
This is because the Technical Committee has no punitive powers and should have referred the matter of the two coaches to the Disciplinary Board. So is the suspension legal and enforceable in the first instance?
The irony of the whole matter is that the same committee deemed it fit to refer the manager of the KHA-Nur Insafi team to the Disciplinary Board for ungentlemanly conduct.
The fact of the matter is that the Technical Committee has no right to suspend the two coaches. But can we expect them to overturn the verdict and let them sit on the bench tomorrow in a crucial match at the National Hockey Stadium? Or will be a case of sticking to their decision no matter how faulty it was?