| PETALING JAYA (9 April 2009) – Malaysian Super League side Kelantan will have to play all their matches at a neutral venue following an almost all-out riot after the team’s home defeat to Negeri Sembilan in an FA Cup match in mid-week.
The FA of Malaysia (FAM) Disciplinary Board which met today decided that Kelantan’s home ground of the Sultan Mohd IV Stadium is a high risk venue and where they will now play all their home matches at the National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur until 31 Dec 2009.
Kelantan’s next match will be a Super League encounter against Selangor on Saturday.
The Disciplinary Board also decided to fine the Kelantan FA almost RM100,000 for various offences which included a throwing incident against the same Negeri side in a 1-2 loss in a Super League match a week earlier.
The Kelantan fans had on Tuesday gone to the extreme of setting ablaze a police van after overturning it and where they also smashed car windscreens and the vehicle of Kelantan FA president, Tan Sri Annuar Musa.
In the meantime, veteran Kelantan goalkeeper Halim Napi will be hauled up at a later date for his assault immediately after the match on Negeri centreback Mohd Zafuan Abdul Razak.