Cardiff postpone Malaysia tour until next year
Cardiff City has released an official statement confirming that its proposed tour to Malaysia, homeland of owners Dato Chan Tien Ghee and Vincent Tan, is likely to take place next year, reports euFootball.BIZ The statement said: "Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that the proposed pre-season tour of Malaysia, initially planned for July 2010, will now take place in 2011.
"The decision comes following Cardiff City FC's manager Dave Jones' recent inspection trip to Kuala Lumpur, where a review of the timings and logistics of the proposed tour resulted in the decision to pursue alternative tour options for this year.
"The club will now look at plans for a pre-season tour of Malaysia next year."
Dave Jones commented, "After a great trip to Malaysia, we can see that the opportunities and benefits to the club would be much bigger if we have the tour next year.
"For the summer ahead we have decided to revert to our alternative plans, which will more than suffice for our needs. Details of the 2010 pre-season tour matches dates, times and venues will be revealed in due course via the official website.
"Following positive meetings with the Football Association of Malaysia during the inspection visit, Cardiff City have extended an invitation to the Malaysia National Team to hold their training camp at Cardiff City in preparation for the 6th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China from November 12 to November 27, 2010. Dates are yet to be confirmed."