Two events calendared in the 30th Southeast Asian Games are in danger of getting delisted.
Women’s baseball and obstacle course racing are not getting enough participants, according to Tom Carrasco, senior deputy director general of the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee.
“Kulang ng entries ang mga sports na ito. We will know this week,” said Carrasco, as organizers received communication last week from member nations on their entries by number.
Carrasco said this after emerging from a meeting with PHISGOC officials at the SM Aura in Taguig.
There are only two participants from women’s baseball that have confirmed from host Philippines and Thailand.
As for obstacle course racing, Thailand and Myanmar have confirmed entries, along with host Philippines.
Organizers learned about the number of participants per sports following submissions made by several countries.
So far, Indonesia is listed to have the biggest delegation with 1,900 entries.
Carrasco talked about the state of preparations for the Games after the PHISGOC welcomed rehydration specialist Pocari Sweat as their 12th sponsor.
PHISGOC Chairman Alan Peter Cayetano made this possible following a memorandum of agreement which he signed with Otsuka Solar Philippines Inc., President Kohei Oyamad during a sponsorship signing ceremony yesterday morning at SM Aura in Taguig.
Cayetano said they have 13 more sponsors that are coming in to support the Games.