Hockey Pitches in state of disarray

Barely a year after it was launched, the artificial pitch at the Tengku Abdullah Stadium in Bangi has been closed.

Belonging to UniKL, the pitch came under severe criticism prior to the Malaysian Hockey League as the surface was considered bumpy and not conducive for Hockey, with serious injuries a cause of concern.

The stats of the art facility was only utilised for the MHL that ended in early March and despite there being talk that rectification works would be carried out, it was never done.

The photos above show the state of the pitch which obviously has been open up and rectification work done to the base.

It is indeed a shame that such a facility has to undergo repairs a year after it was opened and has not been used for any tournament, sans the MHL.

This is not the first pitch that is facing problems as the two pitches at Bukit Jalil had to be replaced only 16 months after first laid.

The main pitch at the Seremban Hockey Stadium is also unsuitable to be used for any national tournaments.

The same applies to the pitch in Kuala Pilah.

Though the MBPJ Stadium near Assunta was closed for repairs, it is still not up to mark for competitive national level matches,

Moving on to the KPM Stadium where the turf is loose and dangerous to the players.

And lastly the Tun Razak Stadium has yet to see repairs to its lights, rendering it useless for night matches.

And that’s just within the Klang Valley area!