Malaysian side face uncertain future over unpaid rent
KUALA LUMPUR, May 22 (Reuters) - Cash-strapped Malaysian Super League strugglers Sarawak face an uncertain future after they were almost banned from using their own stadium because of unpaid rent.
Sarawak, bottom of the 13-team league, owe millions of ringgit in back rent to the board of the Sarawak Stadium in Kuching, according to The Star newspaper.
Players were only allowed to train at the stadium on Monday after paying the 100-ringgit ($30) daily fee.
The team were hit by another blow when they lost chief coach Pengiran Bala, a health department official who was recalled by the regional city council.
Sarawak have only seven points from 18 Super League matches and are favourites to be relegated at the end of the season.
Only one team will drop down this year while two teams from the Premier League will be promoted, boosting next season's Super League to 14 teams.