League Notes: Kenya's Anti-Doping Committee Goes Broke, Work In Jeopardy
Kenyan athletes might be locked out of int'l championships after a 12-member probe committee appointed by the government to look into doping allegations ran out of funds. Professor Moni Wekesa, who chairs the committee appointed by Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario, confirmed that they "have no money to continue with the work" (XINHUA, 2/4). ... The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority's Melbourne office "has been reduced from three full-time investigators to one." ASADA, which had doubled its investigative team from six to 12 to cope with cases from National Rugby League sides Essendon and Cronulla, "has lost two of the three investigators who worked on the Essendon case." One's contract expired at the end of '13, while another investigator "left and took up a position in Britain" (THE AGE, 2/5). ... Malaysian Youth & Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin wants the FA of Malaysia "to go after the big fish as well." He commended FAM for slapping a RM5,000 ($1,500) fine on the 17 Kuala Lumpur players found guilty of match-fixing but said that "that should not be the end of the matter." Jamaluddin: "The players were wrong, but FAM must also act against senior officers of the Kuala Lumpur Football Association who exposed their players to bookies, leaving them with no choice but to cooperate" (THE STAR, 2/4).