League Notes: World Anti-Doping Agency To Update Banned Substances List On Oct. 1
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will release its list of banned substances for '14 on Oct. 1 after the "list was approved in Buenos Aires on Wednesday by WADA's exec committee." The "new list will take effect starting Jan. 1." The list is "revised annually by every member of WADA and later passes before an 'Experts Group' that presents its conclusions to the Health & Medicine Committee, which makes its recommendations" (EP, 9/12). ... As V8 Supercar racing enters its business end, Ford "is close to agreeing on a deal to stay in the sport for at least another year." Ford Performance Racing "is likely to remain so for 2014, with Ford set to stay the team's backers despite preparing to close its Australian car manufacturing operations in 2016" (AAP, 9/12). ... Former Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Akhtar said that instead of running after the Board of Control for Cricket in India for normalizing cricket ties, the Pakistan Cricket Board "should focus on converting the national team into a world class side." The Indian government "has rejected visa applications of the players of Pakistani side Faisalabad Wolves, which was to play in the Champions League Twenty20 tournament" (PTI, 9/12). ... The Japan FA "will aim to rebuild the now-torn J-Village training complex in Fukushima Prefecture in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, hoping to use it as a camp site for the football competition" (KYODO, 9/12).