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NPC, athletes ready for ASEAN Para Games

  • Ganug Nugraha Aji

    The Jakarta Post

Surakarta, Central Java   /   Mon, February 17 2020   /  01:52 am
Senny Marbun (Tribunnews.com)

Senny Marbun (Tribunnews.com)Indonesia’s National Paralympics Committee (NPC) chief, Senny Marbun, is confident the nation’s athletes will be up and ready to attend the ASEAN Para Games when it is rescheduled, following its postponement due to the coronavirus outbreak. The statement was made following organizers’ proposal of rescheduling the event to May 17 or 26, as reported by Kompas. However, the first proposed date of May 17 will be during Ramadan. This has sparked concern as around 80 percent of the athletes are Muslims. Senny acknowledged that the May 26 option would be preferable. “In the end, we will follow whatever has been decided by the Youth and Sports Ministry. We are ready for any date,” he told The Jakarta Post on Saturday.This has been the second postponement of the ASEAN Para Games as the organizers had previously announced that the Games, which were supposed t...