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SEA Games to make draw; ticket deadline looms

The official draw for football and eight other disciplines at the 29th SEA Games next month will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday at 10am, according to the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia.

With the 50-day countdown for the Games having begun, the Malaysian SEA Games Organizing Committee announced that Saturday’s draw will feature aquatics, water polo (open), badminton team events (men and women), basketball (men and women), cricket T20 (men), equestrianism, polo (open), football (men and women), sepaktakraw (and Myanmar variant chinlone), table tennis, (men and women) and volleyball (men and women).

Meanwhile, the sale of tickets for 19 disciplines opened in the Malaysian capital yesterday, with prices ranging from RM10 (around $3) to RM20.

Tickets are required for entrance to aquatics, badminton, badminton, gymnastics, karate, taekwondo, Southeast Asian martial art silat, futsal, netball, rugby, cycling (track), basketball, sepaktakraw, billiards and snooker, muay Thai and football. The opening and closing ceremonies at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium are also ticketed.

Tickets can also be purchased online at kualalumpur2017.com.my.

The National Olympic Committee of Cambodia has offered to assist teams, groups and organisations wanting tickets for guests and supporters, setting Friday as the deadline for booking requests.

In another major development, the Kingdom’s prime sports body will also launch its new-look website ahead of the Games. With Olympic Solidarity helping in the upgrade of the current site, the NOCC has promised visitors quick and comprehensive coverage of all its activities in the future.

On the right is the final medals tally for the previous SEA Games in Singapore, 2015.

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