Event Notes: Philippine Official Expresses Safety Concerns Ahead Of SEA Games
A top sports official in the Philippines "expressed concern Friday over recent bombings in Myanmar ahead of the Southeast Asian Games there in which more than 200 Filipino athletes will compete." Philippine Sports Commission Chair Richie Garcia: "We are monitoring this very closely. As long as our athletes and officials are not endangering themselves we will take part. But we have to make sure there are no problems when we get there" (AFP, 10/19). ... With less than a month to go for Sachin Tendulkar's 200th Test in November, "history threatens to repeat itself," due to irregularities on the part of the Mumbai Cricket Association and "black marketing" (HINDUSTAN TIMES, 10/19).