League Notes: Sheikh Mohammed To Criminalize Horse Steroid Doping In UAE
Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said that "giving anabolic steroids to horses will soon become a criminal offence" in the UAE. Sheikh Mohammed: "I have, in light of the unfortunate recent event, directed that a decree be issued making, with immediate effect, the import, sale, purchase or use of anabolic steroids in horse sports a criminal offence under the UAE penal laws" (BBC, 5/23). ... The Sports Authority of India’s "timely intervention has paved the way for the country’s participation" in the Deaflympics at Sofia, Bulgaria, after the athletes "were left to fend for themselves following bitter infighting between two rival factions" (PTI, 5/23). ... The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Wednesday claimed it had no "direct" communication from Sahara on the latter’s decision to pull out from the Indian Premier League next season, but "triggered a war of words with the latter responding strongly" (THE HINDU, 5/23).