League Notes: No Positive Tests At Chinese National Games For First Time In 20 Years
For the first time in 20 years, the Chinese National Games finals "were free from doping scandals." All the urine and blood samples from the Aug. 31-Sept. 12 sports meet "were tested on Wednesday and no positive results were reported" (XINHUA, 9/18). ... The Pakistan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Lt. Gen. Muhammad Ashraf Saleem, "has called for closer collaboration between his country and Nigeria," specifically in the development of field hockey in Nigeria and football in Pakistan (PAKISTAN TODAY, 9/19). ... Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan on Thursday "declared that he will contest for the top post in the upcoming Board elections in Chennai" on Sept. 29. He said, "I am going to stand (for re-election as president)." Srinivasan "is bidding to get re-elected as the president of the BCCI for the third year running under the Board's two plus one year tenure rule after having completed two years at the helm" (PTI, 9/19).