The Jakarta Post
Indonesia’s shutters had to wait for two hours for a bus to pick them up, making the team late for its first training session for the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines on Saturday.
The team was scheduled to practice at 8 a.m. at the badminton venue at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex in Metro Manila. The bus, however, only reached the team’s hotel at 8 a.m. The venue is two hours from the hotel.
“Our bus came two hours late, which affected our training schedule. I requested the organizers to reschedule our training session,” said Indonesian badminton team manager Eddy Prayitno in a statement on Saturday.
Eddy added that other countries had faced similar inconveniences.
“Only two buses are available for six countries. Each bus has 50 seats, so the athletes took the bus, as they are the priority, while officials took app-based taxis.
“This has not only occurred for training. When we had a managers’ meeting, the organizers also did not provide us with transportation. We had to organize it by ourselves, so we took app-based taxis. This has really hampered our mobility,” he added.
Indonesia’s women’s badminton team plays Vietnam Sunday.