Sports World: Butland's generosity crucial for Cup dream

Butland's generosity crucial for Cup dream

LONDON • Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland has donated £5,000 (S$10,460) to Britain's women's deaf football team to ensure they can compete in this year's Deaf World Cup.

An online appeal aiming to raise £10,000, half the amount the British team need to attend the Deaf World Cup which will be held in Italy in June, has now reached its target thanks to Butland's generous donation.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Bility's election appeal turned down by CAS

LONDON • Musa Bility's appeal to overturn the decision excluding him from the Fifa presidential election has been dismissed by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

The Liberian failed to make the field of contenders for the presidential post after failing an integrity check.

THE GUARDIAN

Amir selected after serving spot-fixing ban

LAHORE • Mohammad Amir has been named in the Pakistan cricket squad for the limited-overs New Zealand tour, marking a return to the national team for the fast bowler after he served a five-year ban for spot-fixing.

The tainted bowler's presence in the Lahore preparatory camp had met with objections from some quarters, with one-day skipper Azhar Ali offering to resign.

REUTERS

Srnicek's funeral to be held in Czech Republic

LONDON • The funeral of former Newcastle goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek will take place in the Czech Republic on Monday.

The 49 times-capped ex-Czech international died on Tuesday at the age of 47 after suffering a cardiac arrest while out running in his home town of Ostrava.

THE GUARDIAN

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 02, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World: Butland's generosity crucial for Cup dream'. Print Edition | Subscribe