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SBD Global/June 16, 2014/Leagues and Governing Bodies

League Notes: Welsh Rugby Union Survives Vote Of No Confidence

The Welsh Rugby Union "has overwhelmingly survived a vote of no confidence" at an extraordinary general meeting prompted by its former CEO David Moffett. After four hours of debate, "only four club representatives voted to oust the current regime" (BBC, 6/15). ... Japan women’s national basketball team player Yuko Oga thinks that the Japan Basketball Association "is neglecting to give players the best chance to achieve whatever it wants them to." FIBA allegedly told the JBA that "it would be suspended from international tournaments if it didn’t propose a solution for unifying Japan’s two men’s top leagues, the NBL and bj-league, by the end of October" (JAPAN TIMES, 6/14). ... Bangladesh "has accused anti-corruption investigators from the International Cricket Council of allowing a match in a scandal-plagued Twenty20 tournament to go ahead even though it knew it was fixed." A report from a tribunal set up by the Bangladesh board said that the ICC's anti corruption and security unit "was aware in advance that a match in the Bangladesh Premier League was going to be fixed but decided to keep organisers in the dark rather than alert them" (AFP, 6/13). ... The Int'l Cycling Union "has denied a claim in a French newspaper that Tour de France champion Chris Froome was given preferential treatment over the use of a steroid-based drug in April" (REUTERS, 6/15).
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