Malaysian visit cancelled due to state of emergency

25 June 2013 11:39
Malky Mackay, Craig Bellamy and others were due to fly to Malaysia this week.

The party which would have also included Mark Hudson and other Cardiff City representatives were due to fly to Malaysia this Thursday for a six day promotional tour but bad weather in the far east has caused the postponement of the trip on health and safety grounds.

The visit would have seen the club officials visit schools and meet the Malaysian press.

Speaking to the official website, 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.”

Source: Cardiff City Online