League Notes: CADF Announces New Independent Foundation Board
The Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation announced that it has completed the appointment of a new, independent Foundation Board. CADF Dir Francesca Rossi announced that the new Foundation Board will be presided over by Dr. George Ruijsch Van Dugteren. The board will also include two legal experts in Swiss law and anti-doping/results management, Maitre Christophe Misteli and Thomas Capdevielle from IAAF, as well as financial expert Yvan Haymoz (UCI). ... The Sri Lanka Cricket institute stated that the Board of Control for Cricket in India has informed that there are no match-fixing charges "leveled against Sri Lankan cricketer Thisara Perera in the Indian Premier League tournament" (SRI LANKA MIRROR, 9/25). ... FIFA revoked the provisional suspension of Bulgarian int'l Yordan Minev on Thursday "only hours after announcing the defender failed a dope test at a World Cup qualifier away to Malta this month." FIFA said the chairman of its disciplinary committee made the U-turn "following clarification by medical bodies." FIFA added, "It appears that there is no circumstantial evidence that anti-doping rules have been violated" (REUTERS, 9/26). ... FIFA and INTERPOL have launched a series of e-learning programs aimed at educating players, coaches and referees on the dangers of match manipulation to help them avoid becoming victims of this threat to football integrity. The online programs, each focusing on a different group often targeted by match-fixers, offer an interactive guide on how to recognize, resist and report attempts at match-fixing and related issues. The programs are available in five languages (Arabic, English, French, Spanish and German) on both the FIFA and INTERPOL websites (FIFA).