The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to buy bulletproof buses for visiting foreign teams. The move was announced yesterday in a statement. Bulletproof buses will help "the PCB to achieve higher security measures for the teams visiting Pakistan in future", the statement added. Test teams have stayed away from Pakistan since 2009 when the Sri Lanka team convoy was attacked, killing six police and a van driver and injuring players and officials.
Serena Williams overcame an erratic serve to beat Li Na 7-6 (1), 6-3 yesterday for her second win in round-robin matches at the WTA Championships. Williams had six double-faults and won only 51 per cent of points on her first serve. But Li also struggled on serve - there were eight breaks in the first set and three more in the second. Williams closed it out on her third match point.
She has won 28 of her past 29 matches and captured Wimbledon, US Open and Olympic titles this year. The highest ranking she can finish at the end of the year is No. 2 because of injuries and missed tournaments.
Anti-corruption group urges cycling body to reform
Anti-corruption adviser Transparency International (TI) says cycling's governing body should respond to the Lance Armstrong doping affair by ordering independent investigations and widespread reforms. TI says cycling has been "scandal-ridden" for years and the International Cycling Union should follow FIFA's lead by asking transparency experts to review its structure.
The not-for-profit group says "bold reforms are needed to win back trust and integrity in competitive cycling". TI suggests a four-step reform process for the UCI, including a code of ethics for officials and better protection for whistleblowers, "so that those who witness wrongdoing feel safe reporting it."