After taking note of their past mistakes, the BA of Malaysia (BAM) are sure that this year’s Petronas Malaysia Open (Jan. 10-15) would have a significantly improved performance.
Today, Datuk Kenny Goh, the secretary-general of BAM, assured the press that all previous criticisms of the Super 1000 event from players, spectators, and authorities had been taken into account.
This pertains to both the thick carpet around the rubber mat and the pronounced draught within the Bukit Jalil Axiata Arena.
Kenny stated, “We started preparing on January 2 and I expect everything to be ready by Sunday because the referee will be coming to examine the venue. I want everything to be ready by tomorrow before the tournament referee’s inspection.”
Only 30% of the tickets, according to Kenny, are still available, so he urged supporters to buy them right away.
“Only roughly 30% of the total number of tickets are still available. The final and semifinal matches are quickly selling out. I invite followers to attend this carnival and celebration.”
Regarding if the country’s entry requirements would make it difficult for players from China to enter, Kenny said: “No issues so far. We will obey all laws enacted by our country. I was informed that Chinese players will enter through a separate nation.”
Players from China have reportedly been based in Thailand, though this has not been confirmed.
One of the four main tournaments on the World Tour schedule, the Malaysia Open, will get underway on Tuesday.