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Volume 6 No. 215
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League Notes: Cricket's Anti-Corruption Watchdog Under Review

The structure of cricket's anti-corruption and security unit "is being reviewed amid questions about its effectiveness in policing the modern game." The review is being conducted by the big three cricket countries -- India, England and Australia. It could lead to the Int'l Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit "being reduced in size but with better links between the investigative teams set up by individual boards, which in turn would co-operate with local police forces" (THE AGE, 5/8). ... The Australian Football League appeals board "has cleared Jack Viney and overturned his contentious suspension, but Melbourne says it still supports the AFL's new version of the bump rule." The appeals board "took only 14 minutes to overturn Viney's two-match suspension on Thursday evening after hearing a forceful argument that he had not bumped Adelaide's Tom Lynch, rather that he had merely 'braced' himself for contact" (THE AGE, 5/8).