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SBD Global/March 28, 2014/People and Pop Culture
Names In The News
Published March 28, 2014
MARADONA RSVP: Pakistan’s football chiefs invited Argentine DIEGO MARADONA "to visit the country" after the he "disparagingly compared his own association to the South Asian." Maradona accused the Argentine FA of “understanding as much about football as Pakistan does.” Pakistan Football Federation senior official NAVEED HAIDER "welcomed the fact Maradona was talking about his country and urged him to visit" to lift the game's profile. Haider: “I would love Maradona to come to Pakistan and help Pakistan. He plays a very effective role and we welcome him to come and develop football here” (PAKISTAN TODAY, 3/27).
NEW AUSSIE ERA: The new era of Australian cricket "could be heading for a major shake-up" with selection boss JOHN INVERARITY "strongly considering stepping down from the powerful position." Inverarity, 70, "is weighing up his future and is not certain to renew his contract when it expires on June 30." Inverarity’s potential successor "is not clear," but wicketkeeping great ROD MARSH, a current selector, "would be the favourite if he wants the job" (Sydney DAILY TELEGRAPH, 3/27).