League Notes: Australia-British and Irish Lions Match Prep In Turmoil
Australia's preparations for the second Test against the British and Irish Lions "have been thrown into turmoil" after the Int'l Rugby Board intervened to order a re-hearing of a stamping charge against Wallabies captain James Horwill (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 6/27). ... The Board of Control for Cricket in India will "chalk out" the '13-14 season's domestic schedule during its Tour Program and Fixtures Committee meeting next month (PTI, 6/27). The furore over Laxman Sivaramakrishnan's appointment as a players representative in the Int'l Cricket Council refuses to settle with the Federation of Int'l Cricketers' Associations "now referring the matter to the ICC ethics officer for an independent investigation" (PTI, 6/27). FICA believes it has evidence to back up claims that last month's ICC cricket committee captains' vote was "unduly influenced." Former FICA CEO Tim May lost his place on the committee, with Sivaramakrishnan voted in (EUROSPORT, 6/27).