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South Africa Lifts 'Major Events' Bidding Ban On Rugby, Cricket, Netball

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 10 / 17

South African rugby, cricket and netball are "free to bid for 'major events' once more" after South Africa's Department of Sport & Recreation "lifted a ban imposed on them," according to Alexis Haden of THE SOUTH AFRICAN. The sporting codes were "slapped with the ban" by former South Africa Spor...

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