Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Crisis in MCA

Malaysian Cricket Association's (MCA) deputy president Datuk Dr Amarjit Singh has tendered his resignation, a move seen as a sign that all is not well in the national sports body.

Dr Amarjit told Bernama, his letter of resignation was sent to the MCA headquarters in Kuala Lumpur on Monday and that he had stated time constraint as the reason for his decision to quit.

"There is no need to say anything more nor do I want to hurt anybody. I have come to a decision to resign and that's it," said Dr Amarjit who runs a clinic in Kuala Lumpur.

His resignation has come at a time when the MCA has yet to fill the post of two vice-presidents, left vacant by Mahindra Vallipuran who resigned about six months ago, and Affendi Fuad Stephens, who passed away early last year.

"But I hope the president (Tunku Tan Sri Imran Tunku Ja'afar) will take a serious look at the situation and fill up the vacancies, including that of ordinary member Gopal Sreenavasan who has also resigned.

"If not, it's only fair that a re-election be called soon," added Dr Amarjit who was also the chairman of the MCA Development committee.

It is learnt that Dr Amarjit was in the process of organising a golf tournament to help raise funds for cricket's development since MCA, which is said to be in debts close to a million ringgit, was facing some financial difficulties.

However, his plan was not given the support by the leadership and Dr Amarjit felt that since his efforts were not appreciated, it was time for him to go.

"If I were him I would have felt very frustrated too. Dr Amarjit has the interest of cricket at heart and it's sad to see him go. Malaysian cricket has lost a good man.

"But I think there is more to it. Infact, Malaysian cricket is in shambles right now. Something must be done to put things right again. Malaysian cricket cannot function like it is now," said the president of the Johor Cricket Council Datuk Dr Harjit Singh.

No comments:

Post a Comment