The Football Association of Malaysia reached the verdict after finding Perak guilty of breaching the 48-hour rest period ruling
BY FALAH ABDULLAH Follow on Twitter
The Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) have found Perak guilty of breaching their rules by fielding striker G. Mugenthirran against the Titans on March 22nd.
The verdict was reached after it was proven that two days prior to the said MSL clash, Mugenthirran was in the starting lineup for the President’s Cup tie against Kuala Lumpur, wearing the number nine jersey.
According to FAM rules, each player must get a minimum of 48 hours rest before playing in a Malaysia Super League (MSL) match. Mugenthirran’s rest period was to start on 21st March at 12.00 a.m and to end on 23rd March at 12.00 a.m.
This judgment means that the 1-1 draw result between Perak and T-Team will be regarded as null and void with T-Team being awarded two additional points with the score of 3-0. Head coach, Azraai Khor took to his Facebook to express his relief at the decision by saying, "Alhamdulillah."
The Bos Gaurus continue to languish at the bottom of the table with eight points from eleven games, while the Titans leap to seventh place with fifteen points.