League Notes: Indian Premier League Changes Dates To Some Tournament Matches
The Indian Premier League "re-jigged the fixtures of the high-profile tournament," making changes in the dates and timings of some of the matches, including the ones to be held in Bangalore on May 4 and 6, which were rescheduled owing to the Assembly elections in Karnataka (PTI, 3/27). ... Sri Lanka's cricket board said "it would allow its players" to take part in the IPL Twenty20 tournament in India next month after receiving assurances about their safety (AFP, 3/28). ... Four Chinese players, from clubs Guangzhou Evergrande, Jiangsu Sainty, Dalian Aerbin and Henan Jianye, have been suspended for six months after "being found guilty of faking their ages" by the Chinese FA's disciplinary committee (CHINA DAILY, 3/28). ... Football development will get underway in Palestine with the official inauguration of four Goal projects, incorporating an overall FIFA investment of approximately $4.5M scheduled for next summer. In addition to Goal project 4, the completion of the Palestinian FA headquarters in Al Ram, Palestine football will benefit from a football academy in All Birreh, and the installation of artificial turf pitches in Tulkarem and Ram (FIFA).