The Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC) has decided to honour Azizulhasni Awang by presenting a cash incentive for his victory at the Keirin Finals which took place during the World Track Cycling Championships in Hong Kong last month.
Malaysia’s Datuk Amarjit Singh Gill, who is the Treasurer of ACC said this was decided at the ACC Management Board Meeting which was held in Dubai last Saturday.
“During the meeting, I made a special representation to all the Board members that Azizul’s achievement in Hong Kong be acknowledged by ACC as his feat has not only brought honour to Malaysia but Asia as a whole by succeeding in the World Championships,” he said.
Amarjit, who is also the Vice President of Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF), said that a cash incentive amounting to USD 5,000 (RM 21,680) together with a special momento will be presented to Azizul at a date, time, and place to be decided.
During the ACC Management Board Meeting, there was a strong discussion on the need for ACC to impress on Olympic Council of Asia to reinstate the original number of 10 track events instead of the current seven events and also on the inclusion of cycling in the Asian Para Games.
“The Asian Para Cycling is an integral part of our cycling programme and we have good athletes who are able to bring back good results. It would be a shame if the entire event is not included,” he added.
During the meeting, Amarjit was also appointed into the strong 4-member ACC Executive Committee which includes the President Osama Al Shafar of UAE, Vice President Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain and Secretary General Onkar Singh of India.
The next ACC Management Committee meeting is scheduled to be held in September at Bergen, Norway during the UCI Road World Championships.