League Notes: India Supreme Court Points Finger At Board Of Control For Cricket In India
Even as the Indian Premier League' s spot-fixing scandal deepened, the Supreme Court "pointed the finger at the Board of Control for Cricket in India," observing that such incidents "had taken place due to its lackadaisical approach to reining in erring players" (PTI, 5/21). ... Officials from the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia arrived in Kratie on Sunday ahead of the launch of a five-day sports administration training course. The course is "aimed at improving fair play amongst Cambodian competitors" (PHNOM PENH POST, 5/21). ... FIFA officials are in Nicaragua this week "to offer a course" to members of the Nicaraguan Football Federation aimed at "boosting professional standards" in national football (XINHUA, 5/21). ... With just three bids coming in for the two new I-League berths which the All India Football Federation has put on offer, the national body "has decided to keep the bidding open for a few more days for others to apply" (THE HINDU, 5/20). ... The Royal & Ancient Golf Club and the U.S. Golf Association "officially confirmed Tuesday a ban on anchoring the club." Almost six months since proposing the rule change, golf's governing bodies confirmed that a new rule, 14-1b -- effective on Jan. 1, 2016 -- "would be adopted" (AAP, 5/22).