League Notes: Official Emblem For FIFA U20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 Unveiled
The official emblem of the FIFA U20 World Cup New Zealand 2015 was unveiled on Wednesday at Wellington Regional Stadium as 35,000 fans gathered for New Zealand’s World Cup qualifying match against Mexico (FIFA). ... Busy squabbling with Cricket South Africa over the length and duration of India's series against the home team, the Board of Control for Cricket in India "has forgotten to do the mandatory pre-tour recce of the country." With no time left before the start of the series, "the BCCI has decided not to undertake the exercise" (MUMBAI MIRROR, 11/20). ... Singapore's first batch of national athletes to be awarded the Sports Excellence scholarship were welcomed formally into the program on Wednesday afternoon, "receiving certificates from Acting Minister for Culture, Community and Youth Lawrence Wong at the Singapore Indoor Stadium" (STRAITS TIMES, 11/20). ... Hong Kong Cricket Association Chair Mike Walsh has attacked the Int'l Cricket Council's decision to restrict the number of associate members at next year's Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh, saying that it is "sad that the six best teams from the current qualifying tournament in the United Arab Emirates are not assured of a place in the main event." The ICC "reneged on its promise that the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh next year would be a 16-team tournament" -- the 10 full members plus six qualifiers from the ongoing 16-team associate member tournament (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST, 11/19).