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

WADA removed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Anti-Doping Committee from non-compliant list

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that, upon recommendation of the Compliance Review Committee (CRC) and following a circular vote of its Executive Committee (ExCo), the Agency has today removed the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Anti-Doping Committee (DPRK Anti-Doping Committee) from the list of Signatories deemed non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. The DPRK Anti-Doping Committee was given four months to correct non-conformities related to its testing … Continue reading WADA removed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Anti-Doping Committee from non-compliant list

Zing Bails Controversy and why ICC won’t review their use

The Zing Wicket System, created by South Australian manufacturer Zing International, has a sensor in the bails that can determine within 1/1000 of a second when the wicket is broken. Once the wicket is broken the bails instantaneously flash bright red LED lights and then send a radio signal to the stumps which also ignite. They are powered by low voltage batteries in each of … Continue reading Zing Bails Controversy and why ICC won’t review their use

FIFA Appeal committee grants relief to Messi

The FIFA Appeal Committee has upheld the appeal lodged by the Argentinian Football Association, on behalf of the player Lionel Messi, against the decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee, lifting the sanctions imposed on him as a result.  Following a hearing which took place in Zurich on 4 May 2017, the Appeal Committee has set aside the decision taken by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee … Continue reading FIFA Appeal committee grants relief to Messi

Dynamo Kiev punished after fans’ racist behaviour in Chelsea game

Dynamo Kiev will play their next two European home games in an empty stadium after racist attacks on fans during a Champions League game against Chelsea. A sanction of a third closed-door match has been suspended for three years. The penalty was handed down by Uefa after video footage emerged of an apparent attack on four black men at the 0-0 draw in Ukraine on 20 … Continue reading Dynamo Kiev punished after fans’ racist behaviour in Chelsea game

Ding Junhui: UK Championship anger prompts disciplinary action

World number nine Ding Junhui is facing disciplinary action for his angry outburst following his shock first-round exit from the UK Championship. The two-time winner was beaten 6-2 by amateur Adam Duffy on Tuesday. The Chinese player swore throughout his 30-second post-match news conference and used a derogatory word to describe the set-up at the York Barbican. His comments have been referred to the disciplinary arm … Continue reading Ding Junhui: UK Championship anger prompts disciplinary action

Saeed Ajmal Apologises for Remarks Against Pakistan Cricket Board

Pakistan’s seasoned off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has submitted a formal apology to the cricket Board for some of his comments on a recent television show. Ajmal, who will play in the Bangladesh Premier League, had his central contract suspended and was issued a show cause notice by PCB after the show on Geo Super channel.He is sidelined from Pakistan team since last April, had criticised the Board for … Continue reading Saeed Ajmal Apologises for Remarks Against Pakistan Cricket Board