League Notes: ACB, Spanish Players' Association Sign CBA
The Spanish Basketball League (ACB) and the players' association (ABP) signed a new collective bargaining agreement. The agreement, which was signed by ACB President Antonio Martín and ABP President Alfonso Reyes will run through the '21-22 season (ACB).
A WADA team has "gained access" to the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA)'s laboratory in Moscow, 10 days after an initial deadline. A WADA spokesperson said that the three-person team had reported "no issues" with its work so far (BBC, 1/10).
USA Cricket was welcomed as the 105th member of the Int'l Cricket Council on Tuesday. USA Cricket came into existence after USACA was expelled in June '17 for "lack of cooperation in terms of unifying the cricket community in the country." As an associate member of the ICC, USA Cricket "will be entitled to gain the necessary funding" in conformity with the governing body's development funding policy. The board can also authorize domestic and int'l cricket in the U.S. (CRICBUZZ, 1/8).
The ICC announced an "unprecedented" 15-day amnesty as part of its investigation into corruption in Sri Lanka. The amnesty, which will run from Jan. 16-31, is the "first of its kind held by cricket's world governing body." Failure to report an approach, incident or information can "result in a ban from cricket of up to five years," but those who come forward during the ICC amnesty with information on corrupt conduct which they had previously failed to report will not be charged (BBC, 1/9).