My heartfelt condolences to Olympic Council of Malaysia president Tunku Imran Tuanku Ja'afar on the demise of his beloved Ayahanda.
Tuanku Ja'afar Ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, the second son of our first Yang di-Pertuan Agong, was the Malaysian Malays Cricket Association president. The association was revived under his leadership and it grew into becoming the assembly line for future cricketers.
There was an attempt to coax Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah to consider taking over but the Pahang Tengku Mahkota will have his plate full trying to navigate the Malaysian Hockey Federation onto the right path.
Tuanku Ja’afar and the royal family of Negeri Sembilan are known as the “Royal Family of Sports”. He and his family, namely Tunku Imran and Tunku Dara Naquiah are and were office-bearers in cricket, tennis, women's football, badminton, squash, hockey and golf within and outside Malaysia. Tunku Imran is currently the president of Malaysian Cricket Association and was the Squash Rackets Association of Malaysia founding secretary.