League Notes: Canterbury Cricket Association Welcomes Move To Third-Party Investment
The Canterbury Cricket Association "welcomes a move to third-party investment, suggesting it will benefit all aspects of the domestic game, including the grass-roots level." The CCA does not, however, have a "deep-pocketed money man waiting in the wings to buy into the association" (FAIRFAX NZ NEWS, 4/12). ... After days of "speculation and drama," former Pakistan cricket captain Rashid Latif has "turned down an offer to meet" Pakistan Cricket Board Chair Najam Sethi, who "wanted to convince the ex-wicketkeeper to take over as the new chief selector" (PTI, 4/12). ... The Australian government has named "veteran administrator Peter Fricker as a new member of the expert panel" responsible for judging Stephen Dank after coming "under fire over the most significant drugs investigation in Australian sport's history." The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority's independent review body, the Anti-Doping Rule Violation Panel, "has before it the pressing matter of determining whether Dank's practices" at Australian Football League and National Rugby League clubs breached rules. The panel "needs at least four members to be valid" (SYDNEY MORNING HERALD, 4/12).