League Notes: Italian Football Federation Introduces New Anti-Racism Rules
The Italian Football Federation "has introduced new rules to combat racism, including an automatic 10-match ban and closing parts of the stadium." The Italian regulations are now in line "with the tough new UEFA sanctions imposed recently" (FOOTBALL ITALIA, 6/4). ... The CA Institute has launched an inquiry against Reebok India’s former CFO Vishnu Bhagat "over his role in the alleged multi-crore fraud in the Indian unit of global sportswear major" (THE HINDU, 6/5). ... The Indian Professional Football Clubs Association "is moving towards organising its own tournament early next year." The intention is "to keep contracted players in shape with competitive action when there is no I-League during the period, and also generate revenue" (THE HINDU, 6/5). ... The Int'l Paralympic Committee will not take action against Dutch para-cyclist Monique van der Vorst, winner of two handcycling Silver Medals at the 2008 Beijing Games. Van der Vorst said she had experienced a "miraculous" recovery following an accident in '10. The IPC looked into her case to determine whether she had intentionally misrepresented her impairment during her Paralympic career (IPC).