League Notes: Leading AFC Presidential Candidate Implicated In Bahrain Abuse
The leading candidate for the presidency of the Asian Football Confederation, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, "has been implicated in a series of human rights abuses in his home country of Bahrain where he is a member of the ruling Royal family" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 4/16). ... The Pakistan Cricket Board "planned to send a group of secret monitors to keep an eye on its cricketers during their May-June tour to England, in an effort to stop players from involving in any scandal" (XINHUA, 4/16). ... The Int'l Cycling Union is "likely to face renewed criticism after it was claimed that Lance Armstrong produced four positive tests for use of banned substances during 1999 edition of the Tour de France rather than just one as previously reported" (London TELEGRAPH, 4/16). ... World Archery has signed a partnership agreement with OlympAfrica for the development of archery in Africa, especially for the youth (WA).