Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that following internal discussions, the planned delegates trip to Kuala Lumpur has regrettably been postponed due to the current poor air quality in the region.
Representatives from the club, including Malky Mackay, David Kerslake, Craig Bellamy and Mark Hudson, were set to fly out on Thursday for a six day promotional tour, a trip that included visiting 1MCC (1 Malaysia Cardiff City) grassroots coaching initiatives, schools and meeting with the Malaysian press.
However, following a state of emergency being declared in certain districts, with a number of schools being closed in Kuala Lumpur, the club has decided for health and safety reasons to postpone the trip to a more suitable date in the future.
Speaking of recent developments, Tan Sri Vincent Tan today said, “It’s with disappointment that the planned visit to Malaysia this week by Malky, David, Mark, Craig and other club delegates has been postponed. A schedule of events had been put in place ahead of the opening Premier League fixtures, further raising awareness of Cardiff City Football Club in Malaysia.
“However due to the current poor air quality in Kuala Lumpur, it has been decided for the welfare of all concerned to delay the trip, re-establishing plans in the future when the manager and players can better interact with Malaysian based supporters in a suitable environment.”