This matter was raised by sponsorship partner Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) during the players introductory session for TNB and TNB Thunderbolts here earlier today. This is because since the league’s inception in 1987, the country’s top hockey league has only ever had between six to seven teams annually, and last year can be considered an achievement over the last five years with eight teams taking part. The small number of teams is obviously concerning for TNB’s chief corporate officer, Datuk Wira Roslan Ab Rahman who urged MHC to encourage more state teams to join the league which is club orientated. "TNB are our sponsorship partner and our biggest backer and supporter of Malaysian hockey, so for sure we take this matter very seriously. "We do not reject taking into consideration creative ideas (open participation to state teams) to increase the number of teams for next season.
Source: New Strait Times January 03, 2018 10:18 UTC