Event Notes: Drop-In Voters Hurting Integrity Of Australian Surf Contest
Big wave surfers are "adept at calculating risks." But "navigating the ambiguous rules of a surf contest," run by a taxpayer-funded sporting organization, in pursuit of a A$30,000 ($26,000) first prize -- "that's turned out to be too confusing for some." The Intense Surf Challenge, organized by the taxpayer-funded Surfing Australia, "has been rocked by allegations of cheating" (THE AUSTRALIAN, 1/21). ... Sri Lanka Cricket said on Monday that the Sri Lankan cricket team "will go ahead with their four-week tour of Bangladesh and stay on for the Asia Cup" ending in early March. The Sri Lankans will leave for Dhaka on Friday and play the first Test on Monday. There will be two Tests, three ODIs and two Twenty20 games during the tour as originally planned (PTI, 1/20).