Vishal Dabholkar, Ankush Jaiswal to Miss Mumbai’s Ranji Matches Due to Suspect Action

Mumbai, already assured of a Ranji Trophy quarter-final berth, will be without their most successful bowler of the season, left-arm spinner Vishal Dabholkar, for their concluding Group B game against Gujarat commencing at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.  Dabholkar, who has taken as many as 27 wickets in six games so far, and off spinner Ankush Jaiswal – in his Ranji debut against Madhya Pradesh … Continue reading Vishal Dabholkar, Ankush Jaiswal to Miss Mumbai’s Ranji Matches Due to Suspect Action

Russian clubs banned from signing Turkish players

Russian clubs will be banned from signing Turkish players during the upcoming winter break. Relations between the countries have been strained since a Russian warplane was shot down by Turkish forces on the Syrian border, killing one pilot. Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko told R-Sport news agency that clubs had “already got the message”. Mutko said the sports sanctions would not affect Turkish players currently playing for … Continue reading Russian clubs banned from signing Turkish players

Valencia boss Nuno Espirito Santo resigns

Valencia coach Nuno Espirito Santo has ended his 17-month spell in charge of the club by resigning, he confirmed on Sunday. “It has been an honour to be the coach of Valencia,” he said after a 1-0 defeat to Sevilla. “Tomorrow with the president and the owners there will be a meeting to clear the future.” Los Che’s defeat at the Sanchez Pizjuan was their … Continue reading Valencia boss Nuno Espirito Santo resigns

Abu Dhabi GP: Ferrari & Haas tie-in cleared by FIA

Ferrari and the new Haas team have been cleared of breaking rules restricting research and development. Mercedes had asked governing body the FIA for clarification on the rules governing aerodynamic testing and other ways of sharing information. Their questions came after widespread concerns Ferrari used their links with Haas to get around the restrictions. The FIA ruled there was no evidence any team had broken the rules, but … Continue reading Abu Dhabi GP: Ferrari & Haas tie-in cleared by FIA

Sunil Narine Gets International Cricket Council Ban for Illegal Action

The International Cricket Council today confirmed that an independent assessment has found the bowling action of West Indies Sunil Narine to be illegal and, as such, the off-spinner has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. In accordance with Article 6.1 of the regulations, Narine’s international suspension will also be recognised and enforced by all National Cricket Federations within domestic cricket events … Continue reading Sunil Narine Gets International Cricket Council Ban for Illegal Action

Anil Khanna Re-Elected as Asian Tennis Federation Chief

Anil Khanna, who was recently elected vice-president of the world tennis body International Tennis Federation (ITF), was on Saturday re-elected as the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) president for another four-year years.  Khanna was re-elected unanimously at ATF’s Annual General Meeting in Colombo on Saturday. Khanna is also the head of All India Tennis Federation (AITA). andy Villanueva was appointed as treasurer of the Asian body while Sheikh … Continue reading Anil Khanna Re-Elected as Asian Tennis Federation Chief

WADA Statement on Marta Dominguez Case

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) notes with satisfaction that, on 19 November, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) upheld appeals by WADA and the IAAF, which challenged the Spanish athletics federation’s 2014 decision to clear Spanish runner, Marta Dominguez, of irregularities with her Athlete Biological Passport (ABP). The CAS decision has resulted in Ms. Dominguez being banned for three years for blood doping; and, … Continue reading WADA Statement on Marta Dominguez Case

Kenya Cross Country World Champion Handed Four-Year Doping Ban

Seven Kenyan athletes, including two-time cross-country world champion Emily Chebet received bans for doping offences on Friday.  Chebet, the cross-country world champion in 2010 and 2013, was banned for four years after testing positive for the diuretic and masking agent furosemide. Chebet was also a bronze medalist in the 10,000 meters at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Her ban was backdated to July 17 and … Continue reading Kenya Cross Country World Champion Handed Four-Year Doping Ban

Six clubs referred to CFCB Adjudicatory Chamber

The UEFA Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) Investigatory Chamber, headed by the newly-appointed chief investigator Yves Leterme, has announced that six clubs have been referred to the CFCB Adjudicatory Chamber due to breaches of the ‘overdue payables’ requirements linked to important overdue payables towards other clubs, employees and/or social/tax authorities as of 30 June and/or 30 September 2015. The six clubs referred to the CFCB … Continue reading Six clubs referred to CFCB Adjudicatory Chamber

UEFA anti-doping programme Q&A

Voting is open for the UEFA.com users’ Team of the Year 2015 poll, with ten first-time nominees vying for selection alongside regulars including Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Andrés Iniesta. In all, 40 players have been nominated for the 15th edition of the annual vote, with users asked to pick their team in their preferred formation from four goalkeepers, 12 defenders, 12 midfielders and 12 … Continue reading UEFA anti-doping programme Q&A