KUWAIT: Davis Cup competition will start today between Kuwait and Malaysia, which is hosted by Kuwait and will last until Sunday, under the supervision of the International Tennis Federation, under the Kuwait flag. The tournament will be held at Yarmouk Sports Club, and Kuwait team will include Abdallah Muqaddas, Mohammad Al-Ghareeb, Abdelrahman Al-Awadhi and Hamid Al- Sulaiteen.
The team captain is Adel Al-Shatti. Malaysian team includes Mohammad Marzouqi, Sayyed Mohammad Najeeb, Mohammad Ashaari bin Zainalabideen and Hao Shing Kuai, while the team captain is Moulidai bin Jama. ITF sent its international referee Khalid Al-Sarjani to supervise event activities.
Meanwhile, ITF will honor Kuwait’s Mohammad Al-Ghareeb in appreciation of his efforts representing Kuwait in Davis Cup for 20 years. This honoring is the first of its kind to a Kuwaiti, Gulf or an Arab player. It will be in the presence of Kuwait Tennis Association board members, coaches and supervisors in Kuwait clubs. Kuwaiti Tennis Federation held a dinner in honor of the Malaysian delegation in the presence of ITF representative Khalid Al-Sarjani.
By Abdellatif Sharaa