League Notes: ICC Asked For Advice On Salim Malik's Life Ban
Pakistan officials have asked the Int'l Cricket Council "for advice following former captain Salim Malik's plea to have his 2000 life ban for match-fixing removed" (REUTERS, 7/9). ... McLaren Racing Dir Eric Boullier "has revealed that his team was surprised by the FIA's attempt to outlaw interconnected Formula 1 suspension systems." The FIA has "written to all teams informing them that it believes the FRIC (front-and-rear interconnected suspension) systems were illegal." The ban "could come into effect in time for the next race in Germany, although the FIA has asked all teams to vote on whether or not they want to delay this until the start of next season" (AUTOSPORT, 7/9). ... The Australian Football League said that it "did not force players to retire because of their drug addictions as had been intimated by the league’s chief medical officer Dr Peter Harcourt." But the league "would not directly answer whether its three strikes illicit drugs policy was being administered in such a way that there was little likelihood a player would record a third strike" (HERALD SUN, 7/9).