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MDF making efforts to dodge impact of COVID-19

02/05/2021 10:37 AM

ALOR GAJAH, May 2 -- The Malaysia Dodgeball Federation (MDF) will review the direction for the sport in Malaysia in the wake of disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MDF president Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin said the pandemic had wreaked havoc to its plans,  forcing the cancellation of training sessions and programmes such as that to unearth back-up athletes.

"The pandemic also caused the postponement of the world dodgeball championship in Egypt last year, and no other tournaments are on schedule for the near future.

"As such, we will hold the MDF general meeting soon to review the direction for dodgeball in this country,” she told Bernama after presenting youth and sports awards for her parliamentary constituency of Masjid Tanah here last night.

Mas Ermieyati, who is Deputy Minister of Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives, said MDF had met Youth and Sports Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican Naina Merican to discuss efforts to help the national team.

The game of dodgeball involves attempts to eliminate players of the opposing team by throwing one of four game balls and hitting the opposing player below the shoulders on the fly.

-- BERNAMA

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