League Notes: Spanish Football Federation Voters Approve Of $143M Budget For '13
The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on Tuesday approved a budget that will rise to €112M ($143M), according to the EP. A total of 131 voters voted in favor of the budget, "much like in '12," and only four people abstained from voting. RFEF Treasurer Juan Luis Larrea explained that the organization rejected a state grant because "of its good economic standing" (EP, 7/9). Sri Lanka cricket bosses on Tuesday "banned two umpires named by an Indian TV programme last year that claimed they were willing to make favourable decisions during matches for cash." Sri Lanka Cricket said it banned Sagara Gallage for 10 years and Maurice de la Zilwa for three years from all forms of the game "after a disciplinary hearing over allegations" in the TV sting (AFP, 7/9).