Tan Sri Dato’ Sri (Dr.) Mohamad Norza Zakaria, President of OCM, was given the great honour to officiate the Opening Ceremony of the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Asia / Oceania Group II on Monday, 24th July 2023, at the National Tennis Centre Kuala Lumpur.
Tan Sri Dr. Norza, in his speech, congratulate Mr. Mirzan Tun Mahathir and his team Executive Committee Members and the Organising Committee from the Tennis Malaysia for hosting the prestigious Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Asia/Oceania Group II, the premier international team competition in Women’s Tennis, with more than 100 nations competing each year.
“The honour of staging a back-to back’ annual tournament in this region is testament to the outstanding ability, competence and professionalism of the people behind the scenes that has convinced the ITF to grant the hosting right to Malaysia, for the fourth time overall”,
“In honour of Billie Jean King as the pioneering, iconic figure in every aspect of the games of Tennis, who was unwavering in her belief, each of you should strive your best to emulate her success”,
“To everyone connected to this tournament, including the backroom boys and girls, who make this event a success, remember this competition provides opportunities for us to contemplate wider human qualities – commitment, trust, fair play, discipline, teamwork, integrity and hospitality. The Olympic spirit engenders all of these” quoted Tan Sri Dr. Norza.