On the line: Bailed Redknapp made to wait over football corruption charges
19 January 2009 08:19
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Waiting game: Bail pair Harry Redknapp and Milan Mandaric (R) may have to wait until the end of the season before alleged corruption investigations are completed
That is thought unlikely to give officers enough time to tie up their investigation of new evidence which emerged in October, and bail could well be extended until the end of the season.
Government and ECB target Ashes ticket touts
The Kevin Pietersen Affair may not have been their finest hour but the men who run English cricket seem to be making a better fist of clamping down on ticket touts ahead of next summer's Ashes series.
Clamping down: ECB managing director Hugh Morris, aided by the Government, is leading the charge against Ashes ticket touts this summer
'The Government have declared the ICC World Twenty20 the first major event of a decade of sport and we are delighted they are going to work with us to try to prevent touting.'
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A spokesperson said: 'The ECB are doing all they can to protect cricket fans from touts this summer.
Under the aggressive anti-touting policy adopted by the ECB and ICC for the Twenty20 World Cup, thousands of ticket orders were cancelled after individuals from Britain and Eastern Europe were found to have applied for up to 40 tickets for particular matches.
Minister Sutcliffe set to show off his sporting skills
Boris Johnson's fondness for the odd game of wiff-waff - that's table tennis to the rest of us - is famous but now sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe is about to get in on the act.
Skills on show: Sports minister Gerry Sutcliffe is set for a cameo football outing
At 55, Sutcliffe may make only cameo appearances in goal for the All-Party Parliamentary Football Team but the MP for Bradford South is gearing up for something rather more sprightly when he takes part in the 2009 Senior Games in Holland this September.
Some 4,500 fifty-somethings will compete in a variety of events and table tennis is the most likely sport to showcase the Sutcliffe skills.
Football opposes drug-test ruling Talks will resume on Tuesday aimed at reaching a peace deal between football and UK Sport over the vexed question of home drug-testing for players.
Simon Barker, of the Professional Footballers' Association, will join representatives of other sports as part of a Professional Players' Federation delegation invited to UK Sport headquarters to discuss strict anti-doping rules due to come into force on July 1.
The PFA vehemently oppose plans to bring their most high-profile members in line with other elite athletes in having to provide details of their whereabouts seven days a week to allow testers to make unannounced visits.
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