League Notes: Thai Premier League Club Files Lawsuit Against Thai FA Officials
Thai Premier League club Buriram United "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 chief" (BANGKOK POST, 11/7). ... The Seoul City Amazones, the team that employs striker Park Eun-sun, "demanded that six of the football coaches in the women’s K-League apologize to Park for requesting that she take a gender examination as part of their attempt to have the 26-year-old kicked out of the league." The Amazones said that the request "is a serious human rights abuse and warned that they will consider taking legal action if the coaches don’t withdraw their demand" (KOREA JOONGANG DAILY, 11/8). ... Cricketer Tim Paine was one of a handful of Australia A players who learned of their selection to play against England on Twitter, leading Cricket Australia to "promise to get better at communicating with its players" (THE AGE, 11/8). ... The Korea Baseball Organization’s '14 free agent market "is shaping up to be the largest in its history" as many "big-name players," such as Lotte Giants catcher Kang Min-ho and Kia Tigers center fielder Lee Yong-kyu, are now free agents. Also, teams such as the Hanwha Eagles, which have been at the bottom of the league for a few years, are "predicted to open their wallets in a bid to improve their rosters" (KOREA JOONGANG DAILY, 11/8).