KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysia Cup matches that were scheduled for Oct 3 and 4 but postponed due to the haze, have been fixed for Oct 27 and 28, said the Football Association of Malaysia.
FAM secretary-general Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin said the rescheduled matches for Oct 27 would involve Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) II versus Terengganu match at the Pasir Gudang Stadium, Police versus Pahang at the Shah Alam Stadium and PKNS FC versus Penang at the Selayang Stadium.
Matches to be played on Oct 28 feature Armed Forces versus Sarawak at the Tuanku Abdul Rahman Stadium in Paroi (Seremban) and Perak versus JDT at the Perak Stadium (Ipoh).
“If JDT qualifies for the AFC Cup final on Oct 31, all matches scheduled on Oct 27 will go on but matches fixed for Oct 28 will be postponed to Nov 4. Group A and D matches for the sixth week of the Malaysia Cup competition will be played on Nov 7 while Group B and C matches will be played on Nov 8,” he said in a statement Monday.
JDT created history by becoming the first Malaysian side to qualify for the AFC Cup semifinals.
The side which lost 1-3 to Qadsia SC from Kuwait in the first leg semifinal will host the Kuwait team on Oct 20 in the return leg.
Speaking of the persisting haze condition, Hamidin said the Match Commissioner has been vested with powers to decide on the status of a match when the Air Pollutant Index (API) exceeds 150.