League Notes: Sri Lanka Agrees To Send Cricket Team To Pakistan
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse told the media that "his government was ready" to send a cricket team to Pakistan. The '09 Lahore terror attack is "yet to become even a distant memory," but Rajapakse "has reportedly given his consent to the country's cricket team touring Pakistan again." However, Rajapakse reportedly made it clear that "the final decision rested with the two boards." He said that it was up to the boards of both the countries to sort out the dates and logistics (PTI, 10/7). ... Officials said that FIFA has "postponed its disciplinary ruling on a South Korean player for his controversial post-match celebration" at the London Games. FIFA convened a disciplinary committee meeting Friday to hear the case of midfielder Park Jong-woo. The sport's governing body "failed to reach a conclusion" during its meeting. FIFA will seek to reach a ruling next week and report it to the IOC (KOREA TIMES, 10/6). ... The Australian Football League Players' Association said that "it is taking seriously any threats made to players via social media as the impact of free agency continues to bite on AFL clubs and supporters." Adelaide forward Kurt Tippett "has been subjected to a death threat this week after walking out on the Crows on Tuesday," telling them he wanted to be traded as several clubs circle the talented forward. The AFLPA has "reported the threat to police" (THEAGE.com.au, 10/4).