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AFLW Players Gambling With Their Contracts To Play In Big Bash League

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 08 / 16

Players "are gambling with" their Australian Football League Women's league contracts by competing in the Women's Big Bash League, according to Eliza Sewell of the HERALD SUN. AFL clubs can terminate a player's contract "if they are injured playing another sport and cannot participate in the debut s...

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