League Notes: AFL Ticket Scalpers Face Huge Fines Under New Laws
Ticket scalpers "plotting to cash in" on Australian Football League finals games "face huge fines under a new anti-gouging crackdown." All '18 AFL finals staged in Victoria, as well as next season's Anzac Day match between Essendon and Collingwood, will be declared under the state's "tough anti-scalping laws." Previously, only the AFL Grand Final was subject to the law. Victoria Police will prosecute scalpers with penalties ranging from A$806-A$483,500 ($596-$357,983), depending on the offense (HERALD SUN, 7/12).
A set of guidelines detailing what is expected of Australian cricketers is "one step closer to fruition," with former player Rick McCosker having completed more than 50 interviews. McCosker is leading one of two formal cultural reviews being held after the Cape Town ball-tampering scandal, with Cricket Australia also commissioning the Ethics Centre to independently scrutinize the governing body. It is understood the first phase of that review is over, with McCosker now analyzing the content of interviews (THE AGE, 7/12).