The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup, an annual friendly football match between Malaysian state Selangor and Singapore which was supposed to be held this year after a hiatus of three years, is now off.
The 19th edition of the friendly match was supposed to be played on 28 October at the Bukit Jalil Stadium and tickets were due to go on sale at the end of August.
However, in a response to TMSG, the organisers have now said that the match would probably only take place in 2024.
Parts of Kuala Lumpur and the Klang Valley are currently enveloped in a haze and it has also been announced that the Shah Alam Stadium, which is within the state boundaries, will be torn down.
On 4 July, an announcement was made that the match this year would take place in October and tickets to the match will cost RM10, which is about SGD$3.
“Fans from both sides of the causeway have been eagerly waiting for the Sultan of Selangor’s Cup because it gives the fans a chance to watch their beloved former veterans in action and to reminisce the past since a match between Selangor and Singapore has always generated excitement,” the Cup organising chairman Tan Sri Abdul Karim Munisar told the Malaysian Reserve.
The Sultan of Selangor’s Cup was first inaugurated in 2001 and has been held annually since, apart from 2015 and over the last three years.
In 2015, the event was cancelled because of the haze while the pandemic forced the cancellation of the event in 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Singapore last lifted the trophy in 2017 and were runners-up the last time the match was played in 2019.