With due regard to the consultations yesterday between the Presidents of the constituent districts of the All Cape Board regarding the above matter, a decision has been reached and conveyed to all players this morning. It reads as follows:
“PARTICIPATION BY MALAYSIAN TEAMS IN THE 2017 ALL CAPE TOURNAMENTS
With regard to the participation of Malaysian teams in this year’s All Cape, the controlling body for this tournament, the ALL CAPE BOARD, has taken note of the various complaints received about the entry of teams from outside South Africa.
With due regard to the wider implications of allowing international teams to enter this tournament against club teams, it has been decided that, since they have been included in the draw, they are allowed to play, but will not qualify for the play-off stage of the tournament. At the end of sectional play on Thursday morning, their scores will be expunged (annulled), with the effect that only the results of games involving non-Malaysian teams will count in determining the outcome of sections in which Malaysian teams have played.
The BOARD wishes to emphasise that this decision has been taken after consultation with all relevant parties and in the interest of the All Cape tournament as such”.
It has subsequently been learned that the Malaysian ladies teams have withdrawn from the rest of the tournament, i.e. this morning’s game. The Malaysian men’s teams have also withdrawn from the tournament.
Thank you for your input in this regard.
2017 All Cape Tournament Committee