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NRL Seeks Advice From AFL As It Prepares To Implement Spending Cap

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 09 / 16

The National Rugby League has "sought the counsel of its greatest competitor," the Australian Football League, as it "prepares to adopt the biggest equalisation measure since the introduction of the salary cap," according to Adrian Proszenko of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. Rugby League Central is "pre...

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CA 'Delighted' With Test Match Competition

Cricket Australia has "welcomed the call for two Tests in Sydney, or anywhere else, and is delighted to see the associations not only fighting for the right to host extra games, but also day-night fixtures," according to Peter Lalor of THE AUSTRALIAN. The Sydney Cricket Ground Trust has "startled th ...

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Female Cricketers To Break Glass Ceiling

During the Boxing Day Test last week, a "meeting of adversaries" took place between Cricket Australia Team Performance Manager Pat Howard and Australian Cricketers' Association CEO Alastair Nicholson, according to Chris Barrett of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. At issue "was a subject that has driven th ...

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Lodha Committee Proposes BCCI Reforms

The Indian Supreme Court-appointed Lodha panel "recommended on Monday barring ministers and government officials from holding office in the Board of Control for Cricket in India and legalising betting in sweeping measures to clean up the scandal-ridden sports body," according to the HINDUSTAN TIMES. ...

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New Law Puts German Dopers In Prison

German athletes who test positive for banned performance-enhancing drugs "could now face prison after the country's controversial new anti-doping law officially came into force," according to Duncan Mackay of INSIDE THE GAMES. The legislation "passed into the statue books after it was signed into la ...

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ECB Eager For Slice Of T20 Riches

The "remarkable 80,000-plus crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for a Big Bash T20 match has concentrated minds at the England Cricket Board" about its "urgent need for a similar tournament as soon as possible," according to Charles Sale of the London DAILY MAIL. The "long fight with the counties ...

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Irish equestrian Cian O'Connor and Horse Sport Ireland have "failed in their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport to have the result of the team final at the European Jumping Championship in Germany in August overturned." O'Connor and his mount Good Luck "suffered interference at Aachen's ma ...

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Tabcorp Banned From Taking Bets On UFC

Victoria's gambling regulator banned Tabcorp "from taking bets on the recent UFC cage fighting event in Melbourne, amid warnings by law enforcement agencies that the sport was vulnerable to corruption and money laundering by organised criminals," according to Houston, Spooner & Vedelago of THE A ...

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BCCI Awaits Lodha Committee Report

Trying to rebuild its "tattered image after a spate of controversies," the Board of Control for Cricket in India "is waiting anxiously for the Justice Lodha Committee's report which is set to recommend a host of reforms for the cricket body on Monday," according to the PTI. While the three-member co ...

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Wolff Thinks F1 Can Be Less Predictable

Mercedes F1 Exec Dir Toto Wolff "believes Formula 1 can be made less predictable once discussions about the current engine formula progress," according to EUROSPORT. F1's four engine manufacturers have until Jan. 15 "to come up with a list of proposals to answer a range of questions regarding the cu ...

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Victoria Cracks Down On Sports Bodies

Sporting associations and peak bodies "will need to fill at least 40 per cent of their board positions with women or miss out on funding," according to Larissa Nicholson of the SYDNEY MORNING HERALD. The move "is one of a raft of recommendations made by a special advisory committee on women and girl ...

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