MADRID: Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the London Olympics, saying he is 'not in condition' to compete. Nadal said in a statement on Thursday it is one of the saddest moments of his career and that he will not travel with the Spanish delegation to London. He was set to be the flag bearer for Spain during the opening ceremony. Nadal won gold in Beijing in 2008. Nadal has not played since he was eliminated in the second round of Wimbledon to then 100th-ranked Lukas Rosol.
SLC dispute settled
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka cricketers and administrators settled a dispute over central contracts on Wednesday, ending a potential boycott of the inaugural Sri Lanka Premier League next month. National captain Mahela Jayawardene said his players will sign their contracts before they leave for Hambantota on Thursday for a five-match one-day international series against India. Jayawardene warned this week that the cricketers might not take part in the SLPL because of disagreements over the contracts offered by cricket authorities. Sri Lanka Cricket has been widely criticised for mismanagement and corruption and delaying payment to the players.