Full-contact training to be proposed at ministers’ MCO meeting

A PROPOSAL on the resumption of full-contact training for team and combat sports will be tabled at the Ministers’ Special Meeting on the Implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) on July 9, said Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican (picture).

Reezal Merican said he will also propose that the government allow the organising of sports championships, recreational activities and individual events such as extreme sports not involving body contact to resume in stages.

Both these proposals are subject to the approval of the meeting, based on the views of the National Security Council and the Health Ministry, he added.

“The proposal to allow full-contact training will give hope that the Malaysia Football League and other sports tournaments might be allowed to resume in the near future,” he said in a statement yesterday.

He also said the ministry will hold dialogues with operators of private sports fields and courts, as well as football and futsal academies soon.

These engagements are aimed at getting feedback on national sports development and proposals to improve the existing standard operating procedures, he said.

Under Phase Two of the relaxation of restrictions beginning June 15, the government has allowed sports and recreational activities not involving body contact to resume, both conducted indoor and outdoor. — Bernama