2 more years for Imran on ICC board
Former Singapore Cricket Association (SCA) president Imran Hamid was re-elected as associate member director of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a further two-year term. He has sat on the board of the ICC since 2008.
The 59-year-old lawyer was a former national cricket captain in the 1970s and 80s and led the SCA for 10 years.
He said: "It's a great honour and privilege to represent 95 out of 105 cricketing countries in the world. We have bold and ambitious plans for the associate cricket world to take its rightful place with members, and a great number of plans is now in discussion with the ICC."
Women footballers beaten 2-0
KOTA KINABALU • The Singapore women's footballers lost 0-2 to Malaysia in a friendly on Monday night at the Likas Stadium in Sabah.
Goals by Norsuriani Mazki (13th) and Angela Kais (75th) gave the host the victory.
The Republic will compete in the July 26-Aug 4 AFF Women's Championship in Myanmar.
Bumper haul in youth table tennis
PHNOM PENH • Singapore's youth paddlers have clinched 10 gold, five silver and six bronze medals at the 22nd South-east Asian Junior & Cadet Table Tennis Championships, which ended yesterday. This is the first time Singapore has bagged all the team golds.
The team stood against competitors from Laos, the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam and Malaysia over the four-day meet.
Henry picks media deal over Arsenal
LONDON • France and Arsenal legend Thierry Henry ended his association with the English Premier League football club yesterday, preferring to focus on his burgeoning media career.
The 38-year-old former striker could have coached the Gunners' Under-18 side. But he declined the offer when manager Arsene Wenger told him he would have to give up his lucrative Sky Sports TV contract, for which he is reportedly paid £4 million (S$7.1 million) a year.
Modric grilled over graft claims
ZAGREB • Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric - who is not suspected of any wrongdoing - has been questioned by Croatian prosecutors over a major corruption case involving former Dinamo Zagreb officials.