After they were suspended by the Malaysian Sepaktakraw Association (PSM), Syahir Rosdi and Zulkifli Abdul Razak decided to retire from the national team.
The 2019 SEA Games Athletes Selection Committee will seek an explanation from the Malaysian Sepaktakraw Association (PSM) on the dropping of two main tekong from the national squad.
The national men's sepak takraw team suffered an early 2019 SEA Games blow after Syahir Rosdi and Zulkifli Abdul Razak were dropped by the Malaysian Sepaktakraw Association (PSM).
The five men who helped Malaysia end a 24-year gold medal drought at the Asian Games will be competing in the 2018 Sepak Takraw League season.
Skuad sepak takraw antara regu lelaki negara bermula langkah kanan dalam aksi sulung menerusi kemenangan straight set 21-11, 21-7 ketika berdepan Brunei di Stadium Titiwangsa.
Malaysia meraih kemenangan selesa 3-0 ke atas Brunei dalam perlawanan pertama acara sepak takraw berpasukan Sukan SEA Ke-29 di Stadium Tertutup Titiwangsa, hari ini.