Pooran suspended for four games for changing condition of the ball

West Indies player Nicholas Pooran has been handed four suspension points after admitting breaching level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel during the 3rd ODI match against Afghanistan at Lucknow . Pooran was charged with violating Article 2.14 of the code, which relates to “changing the condition of the ball” after video footage showed him scratching the surface of … Continue reading Pooran suspended for four games for changing condition of the ball

WADA suspends accreditation of Bangkok Laboratory

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspended the accreditation of the National Doping Control Centre in Bangkok, Thailand (the Laboratory), for a period of up to six months. This suspension has been imposed on the Laboratory due to non-conformities with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) as identified during a WADA site visit and subsequent follow-up of its routine activities. In September 2019, WADA’s Laboratory Expert Group (LabEG) … Continue reading WADA suspends accreditation of Bangkok Laboratory

WADA’s Compliance Review Committee recommends non-compliance for RUSADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirmed that WADA sent a recommendation of its independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) to WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) regarding the ongoing compliance procedure brought against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). The detailed, confidential, document — which will be discussed by the ExCo at its meeting on 9 December in Paris, France — recommends that notice be sent to RUSADA asserting non-compliance with a Critical requirement … Continue reading WADA’s Compliance Review Committee recommends non-compliance for RUSADA

Operation Viribus : 3.8 mn doping substances and fake medicines seized worldwide

Thirty-three countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Ireland,  Latvia, Lithuania,  Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, the United Kingdom) and 10 third-party countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Colombia, Iceland, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Switzerland, Ukraine and the USA), INTERPOL, the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) joined forces in … Continue reading Operation Viribus : 3.8 mn doping substances and fake medicines seized worldwide

CAS issued a Consent Award embodying the agreement reached between the Japanese swimmer Junya Koga and the International Swimming Federation (FINA)

The Court of Arbitration for Sport  in relation to Junya Koga’s positive out-of-competition doping control on 2 March 2018. On 25 October 2018, the FINA Doping Panel found that Junya Koga had committed an anti-doping rule violation (ostarine and ligrandrol – non-specified substances prohibited at all times under S1.2 of the WADA Prohibited List), sanctioned him with a period of ineligibility of four years starting … Continue reading CAS issued a Consent Award embodying the agreement reached between the Japanese swimmer Junya Koga and the International Swimming Federation (FINA)

CAS issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between Jibril Rajoub, PFA and FIFA

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between Jibril Rajoub, President of the Palestine Football Association (PFA) and the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The appeal has been dismissed and the decision issued by the FIFA Appeal Committee (FIFA AC) dated 24 September 2018, confirming the earlier decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee (FIFA DC) dated … Continue reading CAS issued its decision in the arbitration procedure between Jibril Rajoub, PFA and FIFA

Saini found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct

India’s Nadeep Saini has received an official warning for breaching Level One of the ICC Code of Conduct during India’s first T20I game against the West Indies in Florida. Saini was found to have breached Article 2.5 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which relates to using actions or gestures which could provoke an aggressive reaction from a batter upon … Continue reading Saini found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct