My previous post on the subject of selection. Read Sumant's open letter here.
Summary of the events leading up to this. Three players were qualified for the team, Ng Tze Han , Yeoh Li Tian and Aron Teh by virtual of finishing in the top three in the Malaysian Masters. A further four players, IM Lim Yee Weng, Fadzil, Sumant and Fong Yit San competed in another selection to pick the remaining two places. The qualifiers from this second selection were IM Lim Yee Weng and Fong Yit San.
The latest is that one of the qualifiers have opted not to play in the olympiad. MCF then hand picked Fadzil as the replacement without a playoff with Sumant who submitted an open letter pleading for a play-off.
MCF already indicated (from previous decisions and actions), that there will be no more hand-picking of an individual into the team and everyone has to qualify in some manner. Both Fadzil and Sumant tied in the second selection, so there should be a playoff.
Note: An source told me that when there was a tie between the two in the second selection, a playoff was to be scheduled but Fadzil refused to agree to a date. And now he is automatically in the team based on a letter he wrote?
Personally, I think this is bullshit and the whole thing stinks.