Shakib Al Hasan banned after accepting three charges under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan from all cricket for two years, with one year of that suspended, after he accepted three charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code The charges are as follows: Article 2.4.4 – Failure to disclose to the ACU full details of any approaches or invitations he received to engage in Corrupt Conduct – in relation to … Continue reading Shakib Al Hasan banned after accepting three charges under ICC Anti-Corruption Code

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

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

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)

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