Who are the pingpongs? And why are they doing it?
This year, Beli Meja was hoping to play in the final of the Malaysian Open.
She had just won the title at the Melbourne International last week and had qualified to play against two of the world’s best.
But the venue was delayed for the tournament and Beli missed out on the chance to compete.
“I didn’t get the opportunity to play at the finals because the venue couldn’t be opened,” she said.
“It was just a logistical nightmare.”
Ms Meja is not the only player in Malaysia to miss out on playing the final at the venue, with the final also postponed due to rain.
And the wait is still on for the rest of the country, which is still without a single event scheduled this year.
“You have to wait for everything to be confirmed, so that’s the issue with the Malaysian Premier League,” said Malay affairs expert Riazuddin Iqbal.
He says there are some things that can be done to make the tournament more accessible to players and the public.
“The biggest thing is that you have to make sure that you put in more money,” he said.
Ms Iqbals team has received a letter from the Malaysian Government requesting that all of the venues be re-opened to the public this weekend.
A spokesperson for the Premier League said they had been in contact with the league and had been working with the organisers of the event to ensure that everything was in place.
But the timing of the events has not been ideal, and the league’s spokesperson said the process for reopening venues had not yet started.
The Premier League says it has already allocated $200,000 for the next four months for the Malaysian Grand Prix, which will run from August 6 to September 10.
The Malaysian Grand GP is currently scheduled to take place in May.
With more than 600 games to be played this season, it has been a busy few weeks.
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