Wednesday September 12, 2012
Syed: Wee Wern’s request for more funds justified
KUALA LUMPUR: Squash Racquets Association Malaysia (SRAM) president Datuk Syed Mustaffa Syed Ali believes that Low Wee Wern’s world No. 10 ranking has given her a strong case to request for more funds from the National Sports Council (NSC).
But that, he said, doesn’t necessarily mean that the 22-year-old national No. 2 will get the increased grant that she is looking for next year.
“It’s true that as the No. 10 in the world, Wee Wern can ask for more funds,” he said.
“We’ll try to bring it up with the NSC during the joint committee meeting to plan for next year’s budget but there are no guarantees.”
Syed Mustaffa also revealed that he will let the coaches decide on Kamran Khan’s future.
Kamran had said that he is unhappy training under national elite coach Peter Genever and wanted a change in his training programme.
“Peter has done a very good job since he arrived and I don’t see why we need to make any changes now,” said Syed Mustaffa.
“Sometimes, there is a communication breakdown between the younger players and us and they need to learn from it. But I believe that it is best to allow the coaches to make a decision regarding Kamran as they know him best.”