League Notes: ICSS Partners With UNICEF For 'Save The Dream' In Brazil
The Int'l Centre for Sport Security "has signed a partnership with UNICEF in Brazil." Recognizing that hosting mega sport events may pose risks to children, "the two bodies will collaborate to promote child protection, safety and security in sport and try to safeguard children from illicit activities" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 11/6). ... The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), "an apex industry body," has suggested the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to bring the Board of Control for Cricket in India under the ambit of the Right to Information Act. ASSOCHAM said in a statement, "The BCCI is not a registered National Sports Federation as it does not take any grants from the government and thus it cannot be brought under the RTI Act, but if the National Draft on Sports Development Bill 2013 is finally passed by the Parliament, then BCCI may not be able to use the word 'India.'" As per the Draft National Sports Development Bill 2013, "only those federations who come under the RTI ambit" will have the right to use "India" as the team name (PTI, 11/6). ...Thai Premier League club Buriram United on Wednesday "filed a lawsuit" against acting FA of Thailand President Worawi Makudi and his acting Secretary General Ong-arj Kosinkha "for allegedly using forged documents and providing false information to a government official in the run-up to last month's election for FAT president." In a suit filed with the Criminal Court, Buriram United Manager Tadthep Pitakpulsin claimed that "the two conspired to modify FAT regulations before submitting them to a registrar at the Local Administration Department," which oversees all associations in Thailand, between Aug. 23 and Oct. 14 (BANGKOK POST, 11/6).