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Published:Friday | November 14, 2014 | 12:00 AM

Hislop for FIFA panel

ZURICH, Switzerland (CMC):

Former Trinidad and Tobago World Cup 2006 and England Premier League goalkeeper Shaka Hislop has been appointed by FIFA to serve on an advisory panel for the influential International Football Association Board (IFAB).

Hislop, who now works as a football analyst at ESPN, will appear on the IFAB’s football advisory panel which meets at the Europa Hotel in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on November 24.

IFAB discusses and decides upon proposed alterations to the laws of the game.

The Football Advisory Panel and Technical Advisory Panel comprises former players, coaches and referees as well as representatives from the various confederations, associations and league representatives and the global players’ union, FIFPro.

The panel members will generally meet twice a year and serve for a period of two years.

Windies women lose again

SYDNEY, Australia, (CMC):

West Indies Women squandered an impressive run chase and succumbed to a 53-run thrashing against Australia Women in the second one-day international of the ICC Women’s Championship here yesterday.

An enterprising century stand for the first wicket offered promise, but the Windies’ efforts to surpass Australia’s 256 petered out into a procession of batsmen and halted at 203 for the loss of eight wickets at Hurstville Oval

Hayley Matthews and Kycia Knight kept West Indies in the hunt with an opening stand of 115, but then the Caribbean girls were pegged back by a middle-order collapse.

Matthews led with a swashbuckling knock of 89 in 108 balls, counting 12 boundaries, while Knight scored 45 picking up four fours and a six along the way.

Earlier, Ellyse Perry starred with bat and ball scoring her fourth ODI fifty and picking up three wickets for Australia, who won the toss and elected to bat.

Australia were off to a strong start from Nicole Bolton, who top-scored with 76, and Elyse Villani with a contribution of 30 – both compiling 65 for the first wicket.

Hafeez’s action under scrutiny

ABU DHABI, UAE (AP): Mohammad Hafeez was reported for a suspect bowling action during Pakistan’s thumping 248-run first Test victory against New Zealand. The match ended yesterday.

Hafeez is the second Pakistani off-spinner to be reported after Saeed Ajmal was suspended by the International Cricket Council in September for an illegal bowling action.

The ICC says match officials submitted an official report on Hafeez’s action to Pakistan team manager Moin Khan.

Hafeez has to undergo testing at an ICC-accredited laboratory within the next three weeks. He can continue to bowl in international matches during this time. He bowled 22 overs in the first Test, returning figures

of 2-81.

Hafeez led the Lahore Lions in the recent Twenty20 Champions League in India where his bowling action was also reported by match officials.