League Notes: Former IPL Commissioner Modi Lodges FIR Against BCCI President Srinivasan
Former Indian Premier League Commissioner Lalit Modi's legal counsel Mahmood Abdi lodged a first information report against Board of Control for Cricket in India President N. Srinivasan and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan at a local police station, "charging them of fixing an IPL VI match between CSK and Rajasthan Royals held on May 12." Abdi, who is also the president of Sriganganagar District Cricket Association, "lodged an FIR at the Jyoti Nagar Police Station" (MUMBAI MIRROR, 11/2). ... The Int'l Tennis Federation announced Saturday "its decision to suspend Tunisia from the 2014 Davis Cup." The decision came after the ITF Board of Directors convened and said that "Tunisia has violated the ITF regulations when it ordered its Tunisian player Malek Jaziri to withdraw from a game with his Israeli counterpart Amir Weintraub at the 2013 Tashkent Challenger last month" (XINHUA, 11/3). ... England "will welcome the revival of Hotspot for their Ashes series in Australia, if the technology aid is given the go-ahead after all." With less than three weeks to go before the first Test in Brisbane, latest reports suggest not only Hotspot but a real-time "Snicko" -- a second means by which bat-on-ball contact is detected -- "may yet be on the agenda" (London TELEGRAPH, 11/3).