how I wish Thailand would send a mix squad of their u23 and the 3bb youth to this event instead.
These topic has been discussed in Thai webboard for years. The thing is this event is managed by SAT not TVA and they always request the best team for the event.
It’s not just winning gold medal. Winning SEA games brings more support to the team in terms of budget, training facilities, and other stuff. So they can’t lose this.
You may see mix squad but you won’t see 3BB youth team in this event. Ever.
For this year, they will use sea games as a preparation matches for the OQ in January. This means full Asean Grand Prix squad + Nootsara and Ajcharaporn