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SBD Global/March 21, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

League Notes: Singapore Athletes Could Receive Stipends Of $90,000

Singapore athletes who prove that "they have what it takes to make their mark among the world's best" could receive stipends of around $90,000 a year. The five-figure sum is the median amount awarded to elite athletes who prove they have "the potential to reach the Olympics or excel at their sport's world championships-level event" (STRAITS TIMES, 3/20). ... Sri Lanka Cricket officials raised concerns over the safety of its national players who would be taking part in the Indian Premier League T20 tournament starting next month following the "recent spate of attacks against Sri Lankans in Tamil Nadu" (IANS, 3/20). ... The Indian Sports Ministry released the Standard Operative Procedure to identify "circumstances of female hyperandrogenism under which a particular athlete will not be eligible to participate in competitions in the female category" (PTI, 3/20).
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