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Published October 1, 2012
LEGAL STEPS: Chelsea defender JOHN TERRY "will take legal advice before deciding whether to appeal" the four-match ban for racially abusing Queens Park Rangers defender ANTON FERDINAND. Terry was banned and fined £220,000 ($355,000) after being found guilty (London TELEGRAPH, 9/27). The AFP reported Ferdinand has revealed that he was "subjected to a hate campaign" in connection with the racist abuse case. In his first comments since Terry was found guilty, Ferdinand said on Twitter that he had "received abuse" on the social media site since Thursday's ruling. His family have also reportedly "been targeted by hate mail since the controversial incident" (AFP, 9/28).
DON'T ASK QUESTIONS: Former India cricketer MOHINDER AMARNATH has "paid the price for being the dissenter" against the Board of Cricket Control in India. He has been "unceremoniously sacked" by the BCCI as senior national selector for raising the question of MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI's credentials to continue as captain of the Indian Test team. It is "generally viewed as irreverent" by the board to go against the popular vote (TNN, 9/28). ... The Cricket Australia Board unanimously recommended three individuals with diverse backgrounds and skills to be elected as CA's first independent directors on a streamlined nine-member board. CA Chair WALLY EDWARDS recommended former Ericsson Australia and NZ Managing Dir JACQUIE HEY, Australia Rio Tinto Managing Dir DAVID PEEVER and former New South Wales cricketer KEVIN ROBERTS "to sit alongside" himself, JOHN BANNON, TONY HARRISON, EARL EDDINGS, HARRY HARINATH and MICHAEL KASPROWICZ on a new board replacing the previous, state-based, 14-member CA Board (CA).