Cambodia’s top sepak takraw players have been sent to Thailand ahead of competition in the 2013 King’s Cup Sepak Takraw World Championship in Udon Thani from August 16-22.
Of the 13 squad members who departed Phnom Penh on Saturday, seven are having their flights and US$20 daily salaries paid for by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport.
The other six are being sponsored by the Cambodian Sepak Takraw Federation. Organisers of the King’s Cup will provide the visitors with free food and accommodation.
Chhun Leng, CSTF general secretary and deputy of National Olympic Committee of Cambodia administration department, has been named as chief of the delegation.
According to the official, the tournament includes events in regular three-man teams (known as regus), doubles teams and rotating sets of three teams of three players.