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SBD Global/October 18, 2012/Leagues and Governing Bodies

League Notes: U.K. Government Refuses To Back Boycott Of Bahrain F1 Grand Prix

The U.K. government was criticized for "refusing to back a boycott of the Bahrain Grand Prix over human rights concerns," despite implementing its own boycott of Euro 2012 in Ukraine. The Commons Foreign Affairs Committee said it was difficult to find any "consistency of logic" in ministers' approach to the issue (London GUARDIAN, 10/16). ... The Int'l Cricket Council has told the Pakistan Cricket Board that "a team comprising of int'l players cannot call itself a World XI" in Karachi, Pakistan this weekend. ICC spokesperson Samiul Hasan said it "doesn't permit the names of World or World XI for exhibition matches" (AP, 10/17). ... The Pakistan Cricket Board has "constituted a committee to probe into the allegations of corruption against umpires, Nadeem Ghouri and Anis-ur-Rehman." The PCB has not made an official announcement regarding the formation of this committee, but reliable sources have said that the "board's legal experts were on the panel" (PTI, 10/17).
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