Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Mohammad Hanif Sediqi Rustam

The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has found Mohammad Hanif Sediqi Rustam, former assistant to Keramuudin Karim, former President of the Afghanistan Football Federation (AFF), guilty of various violations of the FIFA Code of Ethics. The investigation into Mr Sediqi Rustam concerned the complaints lodged by several Afghan female football players, accusing Mr Karim of repeated sexual abuse in the 2013-2018 period, at … Continue reading Adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee sanctions Mohammad Hanif Sediqi Rustam

Global spend on intermediary commissions rises to new record high of USD 653 million

FIFA’s Intermediaries in International Transfers 2019 report offers a summary of the involvement of intermediaries in international transfers completed in FIFA‘s International Transfer Matching System (ITMS) during 2019. Key highlights: Of the more than 17,000 transfers completed so far in 2019, 3,557 involved at least one intermediary. Spending on commissions paid to intermediaries has increased to USD 653.9 million to date in 2019, which is … Continue reading Global spend on intermediary commissions rises to new record high of USD 653 million

FIFA welcomes Brussels Court of Appeal ruling on FIFA’s TPO and TPI rules

The Brussels Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by Doyen Sports Investments and Belgian club FC Seraing seeking the illegality of FIFA’s Third Party Ownership (TPO) and Third Party Influence (TPI) rules. FIFA’s TPO and TPI rules are set out in article 18bis and 18ter of the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP). In the decision, which was handed down on 12 December … Continue reading FIFA welcomes Brussels Court of Appeal ruling on FIFA’s TPO and TPI rules

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 Technical Document for Sport Specific Analysis

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published version 5.0 of the Technical Document for Sport Specific Analysis (TDSSA). Version 5.0 includes the following amendments that were approved by WADA’s 23 September 2019 Executive Committee meeting and are scheduled to come into force on 1 January 2020: Revised TDSSA Objectives After four years of TDSSA implementation, the initial objectives have essentially been achieved. Version 5.0 includes four new objectives that set out … Continue reading WADA Technical Document for Sport Specific Analysis

WADA and Fonds de Recherche du Québec to fund three projects researching the use of artificial intelligence for anti-doping

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), in conjunction with the Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ), announced the funding for three projects that will explore the possible uses of artificial intelligence (AI) to advance the global anti-doping program. Following a call for applications for targeted research on the application and impact of AI in the area of anti-doping, eight proposals were received and, after a period … Continue reading WADA and Fonds de Recherche du Québec to fund three projects researching the use of artificial intelligence for anti-doping

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspends the accreditation of National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) in New Delhi

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has suspended the accreditation of the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) in New Delhi, India, for a period of up to six months. This suspension has been imposed due to non-conformities with the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) as identified during a WADA site visit, including in relation to the laboratory’s isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC/C/IRMS) analytical method, as regulated … Continue reading World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) suspends the accreditation of National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) in New Delhi