League Notes: FIFA Launches New Reporting Mechanism For Violations Of Code Of Ethics
FIFA has launched a new reporting mechanism where infringements of the FIFA Code of Ethics, and violations of FIFA's regulatory framework relating to match manipulation can be securely reported and treated with the strictest confidentiality (FIFA). ... FIFA on Tuesday "rejected an appeal by Hungary's football federation (MLSZ) against a ruling requiring Hungary to play its next World Cup qualifier meet behind closed doors." MLSZ said that Hungary "will appeal for redress to the Court of Arbitration for Sports" (XINHUA, 2/5). ... The Board of Control for Cricket in India, bowing to pressure from the Pataudi family, finally "decided to institute an annual lecture after former captain late Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi" (IANS, 2/6). ... The BCCI is "likely to shift" all Indian Premier League matches of the Rajasthan Royals out of Jaipur and allot them to Gujarat Cricket Association and Saurashtra Cricket Association. In a meeting on Tuesday, the governing body "decided to give Rajasthan Cricket Association one more day to sort the matter or else face the consequence of missing out on hosting any IPL matches in the sixth edition" (TIMES OF INDIA, 2/6). ... In another effort to revive int'l cricket in Pakistan, the country's cricket board "has decided to construct a five-star hotel within the vicinity of the national stadium in Karachi in a joint venture with the national airlines" (PTI, 2/6).