League Notes: PCB Puts Guidelines On Its Players While Touring In India
The Pakistan Cricket Board has laid down "some strict guidelines for its players" for the upcoming tour of India, which includes restrictions on attending private dinner parties and not entertaining any friends at the team hotel (TIMES OF INDIA, 12/2). ... Senegal's national football team was banned from playing in the Dakar stadium, where last month crowd trouble "blighted their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ivory Coast." The punishment also includes a €100,000 ($130,000) fine handed down by the Confederation of African Football. Additionally, the CAF had already disqualified the team from the 2013 Nations Cup (AFP, 11/30). ... FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke said he had some "concerns" on the progress of preparations for the 2014 Brazil World Cup host city Manaus. Valcke: "We are a little concerned about Manaus -- the delivery date will be difficult to meet" (AFP, 11/30).