After announcing, or rather, results being posted in the official website of the SUKMA 2012 (in the Lawn Bowls Women's Fours semi-final playoff) - the Kedah team protested on the grounds that their team had beaten Perlis in the group matches. Ironically, the protest stood. (The regulations ONLY mention if there is a tie between two teams, the winner goes on. It DID NOT mention if there are more than 2 teams involved).
The Perlis team then re-protested on the grounds that the situation was similar earlier in the Men's Singles group matches where Sabah and Perlis should have entered the semi-final playoff in the same manner but both team (Sabah and Perlis) didn't protest - in the spirit of sportsmanship.
Here is the similar situation:
Sarawak and Terengganu both entered the Semi-F playoff (better score margin).
Kedah and Selangor was adjudged the Semi-Final Playoff teams.
So, as you can see - there is double standard practiced at the SUKMA XV 2012 Pahang.
*Kedah entered the semi-final playoff (on technical mistake by the organisers) but as if justice was done - Kedah was beaten by Perak in the playoff.
However, the Perlis Women's Fours (Dessy, Syafiqa, Azwa and Aisyah) were denied their chances of winning a medal in the SUKMA XV 2012. The girls were really disappointed. In fact, the whole Perlis contingent were disappointed. The people of Perlis at home too were disappointed... I am very, very disappointed !!!
It must have been a cruel day for Perlis today. Both the Women's Singles and Men's Pairs later lost their semi-final matches in the afternoon by the slimmest of margins. The Women's Singles lost 15-13, while the Men's Pairs lost in 'sudden death' after both teams were tied at the end of regular time. It's a cruel day....
Perlis were awarded Bronzes.
The medal tally on Day 15:
The medal tally as at 9.30pm - Day 15.
Have a nice day....