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M-LEAGUE: Competitions committee vows to get everything in order ahead of new season
AFTER giving everyone the "silent treatment" for a week, the FA of Malaysia (FAM) will finally answer pressing issues in regard to the 2013 M-League in Kelana Jaya today.
FAM competitions committee chairman Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin is expected to address matters pertaining to stadium floodlights, monies still owed by teams to the Employees Provident Fund (EPF), Inland Revenue Board and Socso; and match fixtures for next season.
It is learnt that the committee could not release the league fixtures earlier as the national team had not finalise their centralised training and international friendly matches for next season.
With 10 days left before the league kicks off on Jan 5 with the Charity Shield between treble champions Kelantan and Armed Forces, teams have not received the official fixtures.
FAM, however, had forwarded the tentative fixtures to all teams.
The committee is expected to finalise either the Shah Alam Stadium or the National Stadium as the venue of the Charity Shield.
On the stadium floodlights, Hamidin had stated that only four stadium met the minimum requirement of 1,000 lux to host night matches.
But more venues are expected to meet the requirement before the start of the season.
FAM officials were supposed to inspect stadiums in the east coast but postponed it to next week due to bad weather.
Terengganu FA general secretary Abdullah Salleh, however, is confident that the Sultan Ismail Nasiruddin Shah Stadium in Kuala Terengganu will be bright enough for night matches.
"It is a recurring problem and we have been told that work will be done to ensure the illumination level will meet the minimum requirement of 1,000 lux.
"There was supposed to be a lighting system inspection by the FAM officials this week but it was cancelled due to bad weather," said Abdullah.