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PCB to award central contracts to umpires, match referees

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to award central contracts to umpires and match referees performing duties in the domestic circuit. As per sources, PCB director operations, Haroon Rasheed has completed interviews of domestic umpires and match referees. The selection for central contracts will be done on the basis of their performance in the domestic circuit. The umpires and match referees who will be awarded central contracts will have a monthly salary from Rs 75,000 to Rs 100,000 per month. Read…

La Liga to introduce video referees from 2018

MADRID: Video referees are expected to be used in Spanish soccer by the 2018-19 season when they are fully approved by FIFA, La Liga president Javier Tebas has said. Tebas was speaking after Sunday's 1-1 draw between Barcelona and Real Betis, a game in which champions Barca appeared to have been denied a clear goal. Video replays showed that after Betis' Cristiano Piccini diverted Aleix Vidal's pass towards goal the ball crossed the line by around a metre before defender Aissi Mandi slid in and scrambled the it away.…