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'Disappointed' CGF hopes to talk India out of Birmingham boycott

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) will meet Indian officials to try and talk them out of their plans to boycott the 2022 Birmingham Games over shooting's absence in the programme, the governing body has said.

Games - India firms up Birmingham boycott threats over shooting exclusion

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's threat to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham over shooting's absence in the programme has intensified after the country's Olympic association sought approval from the sports ministry for such a move.

Over to mediators on PCM issues, thanks Sports Commissioner

PETALING JAYA: Newly-minted Sports Commissioner Dr Wirdati Mohd Radzi has hit the ground running.

All eyes on ICC after Zimbabwe Cricket board dismissed

(Reuters) - Zimbabwe cricket fans, still stinging from their team's absence from the World Cup, are fearful for the future of their game with severe sanctions possible for "government interference" after the replacement of the national cricket board.

Olympics: IOC overhauls bidding process for Games to stop dropouts

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee outlined plans to overhaul the bidding process for future Games, stating that cities interested in hosting the Games should hold referendums before submitting official tenders to avoid having to withdraw their candidacy at a later date.

Russia's Kremlev offers to settle AIBA debt

(Reuters) - Russian boxing official Umar Kremlev has reiterated his offer to clear debts of the governing body of amateur boxing (AIBA) to protect the interests of boxers and preserve the organisation.

Afghanistan celebrates warmup win with pride and gunfire

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan's victory over Pakistan in a warmup match for the Cricket World Cup on Friday was greeted with prolonged volleys of celebratory gunfire and prompted a rare show of unity in a country split by increasingly bitter political divisions.

German FA boss Grindel quits over expensive gift

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Football Association President Reinhard Grindel unexpectedly resigned on Tuesday after apologising for accepting an expensive watch from a Ukrainian colleague as a gift, saying he had not known its value.

New rules affecting run for ITF presidency, says Miley

MIAMI (Reuters) - David Miley has confirmed that he will run for president of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) but said on Thursday he was being handcuffed in his bid by a new code of ethics that prevents him from campaigning.

IAAF to elect first female vice-president at congress

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The IAAF will elect its first female vice-president at its congress in September as part of minimum gender targets to bring parity to athletics governance, the global governing body said on Thursday.