League Notes: BCCI Faces Opposition On Ball Rule Change At ICC Meeting
The Board of Control for Cricket in India's bid to change the existing rule of using two new white balls in One Day Internationals "saw strong opposition from some of the other member Boards," which led to Int'l Cricket Council "only agreeing to use one ball in a curtailed match" (PTI, 9/18). ... Pakistan was "eliminated from the field hockey event at next year's Commonwealth Games after failing to enter the event by the deadline due to an internal sporting dispute." Pakistan has "won four world titles and three Olympic golds in field hockey" (PTI, 9/18). ... A semi-pro football team in Queensland is the latest club "to become embroiled in the match fixing scandal." Two British players who played for Brisbane Premier League club Albany Creek Excelsior and Melbourne's Southern Stars this season "are persons of interest in Operation Starlings, which has uncovered the biggest match fixing scandal in Australia's history" (BRISBANE TIMES, 9/17).